As the bio prepper, I move quiver to q, scabbard to s, and canteen to W(I had switched to ‘C’ for a bit but just changed back to W), and crossbow to ‘c’.
I use the ‘%’ action menu a lot, so I added some local hotkeys to that, ‘%’ for pick lock, and ‘Y’ for pry. So if I want to pick a lock ‘%+%+arrow key’ in quick sucession. If your using the arrow keys rather than numpad, you can just keep your pinky on shift, if you use numpad/VI keys you need to release shift for the direction. I normally use the numpad for movement, but I use the arrow keys when doing those actions.
I also use the % to use my tailors kit or solderingiron/welder, ‘%+s’ or ‘%+w’ respectively. I do put welder on ‘w’ or ‘W’, solder iron on ‘Y’, tailor’s kit on ‘T’, steak knife on ‘f’. Though using the % menu a lot of times you don’t even need a hotkey on these things, but it’s good for reloading them quickly or dropping them.
I turn off automatic hotkeys of inventory items as well, since I usually end up having enough items that the keys will change depending on what I’m carrying, and will accadentally eat or do something I didn’t by hitting that key thinking it’s the item’s key I wanted to use.
I also put grab all on ‘numpad 0’, in addition to it’s default ‘,’. This way i can just pick up stacks of stuff on the ground under me by hitting ‘0+0+enter’, OR ‘e+direction+0+enter’ for items next to me.
I also put ‘numpad 0’ on move all in the advanced inventory, for when I’m not using ‘M’ to move just a stack of items.
Also instead of hitting comma+e or comma+v to examine or control vehicle systems while driving, I just hit ‘numpad 0 + e’ to examine, and ‘numpad 0 + v’ to control vehicle systems.
I’m sure there are many I forgot, and if I remember I will add them. It’s becoming a wall of text fast :).
One thing that annoys me, the damn crossbow always removes its keybinding for some reason. It seems to happen when I pull ou tmy machete from my scabbard ad wear my crossbow. The hotkey always removes itself when I do that, not sure why.