Stellaris guibounds Console Command

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guibounds Command


This command displays the file location of UI elements hovered over.

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Quick Overview

The guibounds command in Stellaris reveals information about the User Interface (UI) elements.

When this command is activated and you hover over an UI element, it will display the file path or location of the UI element in the game's file system.

This can be particularly useful for game developers or modders who want to know the underlying details of specific UI components.

In-Depth Description

The guibounds command in Stellaris is a debug command, primarily intended for developers or those modding the game.

When you activate this command, it will display the file paths and the location of the user interface (UI) elements that your cursor hovers over in the game.

The main purpose of this command is to help you understand the structure and layout of the game's UI elements. Each button, icon, and interface element in Stellaris comes from a specific file within the game's directories.

If you're creating mods, troubleshooting, or simply want to understand how the game's UI works, this command can show you where each element originates from.

For instance, when you hover over a button on the game interface with the guibounds command active, the game may display something like: gfx/interface/ This tells you that the graphic for that button can be found in the interface folder, and the file is named

How to Open the Command Console

In Stellaris, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .

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