I use the find button and Tab keys to move.
I try to move my ships in stages. Here is where autofocus and autoselection kills me.
Stage I. Logistic and Strategic moves
I have my long range strategic autopilot moves that I would like to execute (massing transport ships from my secure empire interior and moving my newly built warships to the front) some of which are moving to rally points. These are moves that I can be quick with and a bit off because there is little danger of being shot at.
So my right clicking to move can be a bit sloppy.
It would be nice to enable an " move all autopilot directed ships" button or 'move all rally point directed ships " button to move all these essential but non-precise moves.
Stage II Fleet Assembly and Staging Moves
When I get a bunch of ships together in a region for a mission , I move them kinda together and then assemble them into fleets or deselect and manage the fleets and upgrade certain ships etc. This is done near my front lines but during peacetime or out of bad guy shooting range. I try to do this after my strategic moves.
This is where autofocus or auto selection starts to drive me nuts. I can usually see all the ships I want to work with on the map screen at the same time. All I want to do is click on one ship to select it, right click to select a new location once and repeat movement to use all of it movement points. I then move other ships on top of it to create a fleet.
Stage III Tactical moves.
I then want to move one ship at a time very carefully, sometimes zooming in and switching Cntrl-G to turn the grid on for my ships about to engage in combat, or to move them to just outside an enemy fleets movement range to prepare for an attack.
I am concentrating on my immediate ships in this zoomed in map. It kills me when I have an autoselected transport on the other side of the universe that I get auto focused to that demands my attention. I then have to zoom out, see where the hell it is and take care of it and go back in to my tactical focus
(I posted this in a thread on Mods and bug fixes from the Carielf, but I thought it would appropriate for this to have its own thread)