Hotkeys, alternatively known as keyboard shortcuts, allow you to quickly access specific game functions without using the mouse.
Top Menu Hotkeys
The Flag and 7 grey buttons just underneath the top bar provide direct access to the primary menus you'll use to interact with your country. The hotkeys for these menu buttons are noted above. They follow, from left to right, across the top row of your keyboard.
|Q||Opens Government Window|
|W||Opens Research Window|
|E||Opens Diplomacy Window|
|R||Opens Trade Window|
|T||Opens Construction Window|
|Y||Opens Production Window|
|U||Opens Army planner Window|
|I||Opens Logistics Window|
Map Mode Hotkeys
The buttons in the bottom right of the map. Each map mode emphasizes one type of information on the map and often changes the tooltips to that end.
|F1||Default||A blend of Political and Terrain map modes which makes it easy to see where countries borders are, as well as the terrain type of each province. This is the mode you'll pick when giving orders to your armies|
|F2||Naval||This mode emphasizes the large naval regions and colors them according to where you have naval superiority (green) parity (yellow) or inferiority (red). It also makes naval bases more prominent, and provides more detailed information about sea zones where you have ships patrolling. This is one of two modes which display convoy routes (the other being the resource map mode). Finally, it adds small "mission" icons in all sea regions where you have naval units on active missions.|
|F3||Air||This mode displays the air regions and allows you to click them for to see a more detailed information window about each one. It also makes air bases more prominent, and displays more detailed information in tooltips when hovering over an air zone. Finally, it also diplays "mission" icons in each air zone where you have an air wing on a mission.|
|F4||Supply||This mode displays all supply regions (which are collections of states). They become colored based on the quality of your supply in that region, and provide additional information in the form of a hovering interface over the center of each region. These regions provide additional information via tooltips when you hover the cursor over them.|
|F5||State||Colors all states based upon their starting Construction Slots. This does not appear to change as technology or national focuses improve the slot capacities of the states.|
|F6||Resistance||Colors all states based on the current resistance level and changes tooltip to provide more detailed resistance information.|
|F7||Resource||This mode displays the location and quantity of all resources available in the world (including those produced by synthetic factories; even in other countries). It is the second map mode that displays your convoy routes (the other being naval map mode).|
|F8||Diplomacy||This mode colors each nation in the world based on their opinion of the currently selected nation (select new nations by right clicking on them; make sure you do not currently have any units selected). Blue indicates they are part of the same faction as the currently selected nation. Shades of green indicate favorable opinion of the currently selected faction. Shades of red/orange indicate unfavorable opinion of the currently selected faction. Tooltips for each nation changes to display it's opinion of the currently selected nation.|
|F9||Faction||Colors the world nations by their current faction affiliation.|
|N||Day/Night||Toggles the Day/Night map overlay on/off.|
These hotkeys are specifically for use when commanding your land units.