In the battle window to the immediate right of the Settings icon (big gear), there is a toggle button. It looks someting like this [( ( ) )]. I can click on it, it highlights green, but nothing I'm aware of happens. It doesn't seem to have a purpose as far as I can tell, but I haven't played this game in over 6 years so it might be something I'm not aware of. Any info or a link that tells me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and have a good weekend and New Year!
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OPTIONS AUTO-BATTLE SPEED
So what you are describing is putting the battle into auto mode. An AI will control your team. There's an option where you can auto battle and the AI will only use 'basic' attacks too.
It condenses the buffs/debuffs/effect icons and only shows you a max of about 3 per unit.
With it off, every effect on a unit will all show at once and can overlap if they have a lot of different effects at the same time.
It has nothing to do with the "Auto" function.