I want to add more units to my current group, e.g. at hotkey 1, using the on-screen ControlGroups buttons.

Currently we achieve this by Shift-1 via hotkey. I want to do this on-screen i.e. holding Shift and right clicking on button 1 on the screen.

How can I do that?

  • AutoHotkey maybe?
    – ave
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 5:55
  • @ardaozkal I'm looking for on-screen solution. Thanks anyway.
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 6:06
  • why would you want to do that? use the keyboard it's way faster, you should even change the control groups to "unclickable" or "hidden" so you don't accidently click it during game.
    – Aequitas
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 20:22
  • @Aequitas That may be necessary for unfortunate people with less than usual number of fingers, or who are otherwise unable to use their off-hand in an intended way.
    – Orc JMR
    Commented Aug 16, 2015 at 11:29
  • @NamGVU, you probably mean Shift-1? Ctrl-1 overwrites the group, not adds to it.
    – Orc JMR
    Commented Aug 16, 2015 at 11:29

1 Answer 1


You can manage your control groups using the mouse - to some extent. To do that, Control Groups seting in Options -> Gameplay should be set to "Normal".

  • Left click on a control group tab selects units from the group (what is done by pressing a number key on the keyboard).
  • Right click on a control group tab assigns currently selected units to the group (what is done by pressing Ctrl-number on the keyboard).

Those commands appear to be all one can do with the mouse, neither left nor right click are modified by Shift, Alt or Ctrl keys.

Considering the above, the actions to add units to an existing control group would be:

  1. recall the control group by left-clicking its tab,
  2. Shift-select newly drafted units,
  3. assign the control group by right-clicking its tab.

Simply adding units when you already have only new ones selected is impossible.

  • Great thanks! Should recall curent group and shift-left click is the work around for now.
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Aug 16, 2015 at 15:15

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