I thought of another thing that would help the user friendliness aspect of the research screen
why not allow the user to click, hold and drag the background to move the research tiles to the left instead of using the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen? if I remember right a lot of games have this and I didn’t think of it till now, its kind of second nature to me but I think thats probably why it would be really effective. it sort of treats the entire page as an image or a single entity. I think this would be a nice addition that would probably be more simple than adding that zoom function someone mentioned
it would at least save people the trouble of moving their mouse down to the scroll bar, moving it, then moving their mouse back up to continue whatever they were doing. this would be a lot more direct.
also while im at it, can we click and drag stuff within the research queue as well? those arrows are not really helpful when you want to seriously rearrange the flow and dont want to have to remove stuff in case you forget one