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I'm looking for a keyboard hotkey for the generalized "Next Move", "Choose Research", "Unit Waiting for Order" button in the bottom-right corner of the interface.

Unfortunately there isn't one listed in the tooltip like for other UI elements. Is there one?

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

Well, apparently Enter works for "Unit Needs Orders" and "Next Turn", but haven't found one for "Choose Research" or "Choose Production".

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I could use the answer for Choose Research, Choose Production, and some others. Also, Enter didn't work for me to cycle to the unit that needs orders when the button says "Unit Needs Orders". I'm on a Mac, so maybe it's different. – Jason Jun 6 '15 at 0:46

By default the hotkeys are somewhat limited. As you know, Enter is used for "Unit Needs Orders" and "Next Turn".

You can use some other hotkeys can be used for specific actions.

F5 brings up Social Policies

F6 will bring up the full Technology Tree (for research)

There is no hotkey for Choose Production

An alternative solution is to use Autohotkey.

The following autohotkey script will, when Civ 5 is running, cause z (which is unused by civ 5) to trigger a click on the "Next Move" button. The 1750, 860 values correspond to the button's position on a 1920x1080 resolution.

#IfWinActive, Sid Meier's Civilization V (DX11)
   mousegetpos, start_x, start_y
   mouseclick, left, 1750, 860, 1, 0
   mousemove, %start_x%, %start_y%, 0
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