Pause the game (press Space bar)
Enable the option
Use option as described in the instructions
Does this work for you?
Please check your PM - thank you.
The really large research items require more than you can easily add in research points. So open the console and type in finish_research and hit enter.
Stellaris console commands like instant build and such can affect the AI. This has been like that since the launch. Why Paradox decided on that, who knows. From what I remember, finish_research, research all, instant movement, instant colony. and instant build are gonna affect the AI.
You might try turning AI off during this.
[Edited by moderator Taurusplopp, 9/24/2018 12:37:06 AM]