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I've noticed when using the console that at least 3 keys don't work or do the wrong thing. The quote key '/" doesn't do anything, =/+ don't either,  and line & forward dash key \/| does ] instead. I have little idea what could be doing this, googling the issue says that some keyboard from outside of the US register differently but I've got no idea why this would happen to me. Does anyone have an idea why this is going on and how to fix it?

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56 minutes ago, Crimson13 said:

I've noticed when using the console that at least 3 keys don't work or do the wrong thing. The quote key '/" doesn't do anything, =/+ don't either,  and line & forward dash key \/| does ] instead. I have little idea what could be doing this, googling the issue says that some keyboard from outside of the US register differently but I've got no idea why this would happen to me. Does anyone have an idea why this is going on and how to fix it?

Go into your OS settings for devices > typing and make sure it all looks kosher. Same with Time & Language settings. Try restarting.

Also, I never use or need the keystrokes mentioned in the console, so I wouldn't be surprised if some of those aren't' intended to work.

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OS is fine, that was one of the things I tried finding out if that was causing problems first. It's notably just Skyrim that has this issue, I can use the keys otherwise fine.

Quote does work for people, it used to for me, but now it doesn't and it's annoying because if you're looking up a specific item in the console, say an Iron Greatsword, you can do (help "iron greatsword") and it will show up the specific item rather than you have to do (help iron #) because the console doesn't understand words with a space between them when searching.

 

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2 hours ago, Crimson13 said:

OS is fine, that was one of the things I tried finding out if that was causing problems first. It's notably just Skyrim that has this issue, I can use the keys otherwise fine.

Quote does work for people, it used to for me, but now it doesn't and it's annoying because if you're looking up a specific item in the console, say an Iron Greatsword, you can do (help "iron greatsword") and it will show up the specific item rather than you have to do (help iron #) because the console doesn't understand words with a space between them when searching.

I would root out any mods you may have installed that modify the console or anything related to the console (like More Informative Console). Perhaps disable these or check their INIs. Maybe try a different keyboard to rule that out.

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