Since the post you linked was not written by a member of FD staff, then it's worth less than a ganker's word.
Using software or hardware macros to perform a single action, even if it's more than one keystroke, is not considered cheating. One example would be requesting docking permission.
I can't find the official statement because I still didn't finish my first coffee, but I'll continue looking.
Using macros for PIP management is also not considered cheating. CMDR Exigeous explicitly asked support about it.
Edit: According to this Reddit post, you are a cheater. One key press should only equal one action.
I believe Frontier always called it an exploit. So the ultimate (but pointless) question is if you consider cheating and exploiting to be the same thing. If yes, flipping the mission board or getting G5 for G1 rolls is also cheating. It doesn't really matter though, it's against the rules. That's everything we need to know.
Anything that breaks the games TOS.Bye now we all know every pvper is a cheater and FDevs doesn't care ~Joke
But really , I use button mapping software in Elite(and other games) , so i can use all 20 Buttons on my glorious RGB gaming mouse that ED wont naturally let me use, am i an unwitting hacker? and if not now, will i be?
Have I written the EULA?In which case, then interdicting another player would be cheating.
If your game crashes, that's on FD.If ED crashes while I'm fighting an NPC, is it combat logging?
If the same happens while I'm fighting another player, can I be banned?
I send all crash reports to FD, so it's documented.