If you arent familiar with this bug then no-body at CIG is playing with HOTAS. Its been this way for ages. Anything bound to button one on every flight stick Ive ever owned has pressed the last actioned button on my MFDs. IE Use MFD to click overclock on my shield gen. Press button one on my joystick and it the sheild gen is un-overclocked. Or use MFD to call for landing, button one on my joystick hails them again. Its seriously been this way for ages. Just watch any streamer that uses HOTAS and youll see it happening plenty, hours of evidence.
We have a lot of dev peeps with HOTAS but it doesn’t mean we see the same bugs as the players do. That can be down to different play styles, hardware setups, etc. I for one switch between MKB (easier for dev), HOTAS and HOSAS (privately playing) but because I usually do not use the space brake at all (releasing controls and going coupled does the same) I did not come across that specific bug myself yet.
That said I asked for a specific repro steps / video here as this is more efficient than skimming through hours of Twitch streams. We don’t really need hours of evidence anyways. We really only only need about 20 second for a video example. In the very best case that is in Single Player Arena Commander Free Flight because in terms of development that is the most controllable environment for us (if a bug happens here, it’s faster to fix as we don’t need to spin up internal MP environments … that’s like 5 minutes vs 10 seconds repro time).
Either way that problem will get fixed … we already have a couple of input related UI bugs listed so we’ll take a look. I won’t promise a 3.13.0 fix though, it’s quite late in the process.