What i want to do: use ability (as corrosive bile) once per click, without requiring new ability key presses between casts (as c). but it has to replace units current orders or a bonus would be adding cast to front of orders queue so unit will go back to its previous task (eg amove).

Using shift only works when at rest because it adds order to end of queue as it should.

Im using queen transfuse ability. it targets friendly units. if you dont line up ability key correctly you select the target unit as you click it. so i guess healing on the move is out?

Added: i will solve the accidental selecting of target by binding ability cast to a key (z) instead of using mouseclick. That's still two keypresses. (If its same key as ability its really buff!)

Rephrase of question 2019-10-29: I want to use shift with abilities for one mouseclick or keypress per use, but i dont want to stop units first.

Added 2019-11-01: Casting while holding shift will take effect when theres no visible enemies to chase. (stricter than i thought.) my test: wounded queens in sight of 1 enemy. stop queens => T => hold shift => click queen => no heal till no enemy in sight.

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Starcraft 2 uses a very linear command system. If you issue commands A -> B -> C (even in queue) you cannot then put a command in the middle and have it resume the previous set of commands. Anything new issued becomes the current set of orders. You cannot insert commands into an existing queue.

For your transfuse scenario, you'd probably be best served by either ctrl selecting the queens (or have them in a separate control group altogether) and issuing commands to them while fighting and then going back to commanding the rest of your army as a whole (either F2 or the control group that has your entire army).

  • oh, it was a different game where ctrl added to beginning of orders queue. i appreciate this, though you might have missed my point. what does while fighting mean. its a matter of having to stop first before using shift enhancement. i havent had any issue with mixing units, selecting or control groups.
    – Dor1000
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 5:30
  • i thought while fighting might mean something special. i definitely want to heal while fighting.
    – Dor1000
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 6:23
  • If you are already fighting, you select your queens, tell them to heal and then do nothing else they will go back to fighting.
    – Sorean
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 15:18
  • my first paragraph says what i want to do. its all there. this is about different ways of accessing abilities. i accept that units will be stopped after using ability, seems no way around it.
    – Dor1000
    Commented Oct 30, 2019 at 5:37
  • My apologies for the misunderstanding as I was trying to understand the question as a whole.
    – Sorean
    Commented Oct 30, 2019 at 21:16

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