Anyone know why pressing the escape key would do nothing?
Every other key works fine, but pressing the escape key - nothing.
It just stopped working while playing.
(It works outside the game and on a reload.)
EDIT: It may have just been a glitch, but if anyone has any knowledge of what may cause that, it would be good to know.
I have experienced it but I never figured out what happened.
I occasionally lose keyboard input, possibly because I’m hitting some weird key combination without realizing it.
I can almost always get it back by using the mouse to open the options menu and just selecting
Yes, I also have to go via the main menu to get out of the game again.
It’s most strange - and something I have only recently encountered.
Thanks for confirming I’m not alone, anyway.
May 2, 2023, 6:48pm
It can happen if you press Enter, and thus enter the chat box: you think the keyboard doesn’t respond, but in fact the keystrokes are sent to the chat box
At least that was the case for me when I had a similar behavior!
However that doesn’t explain Lance’s problem, since
Yes, this is weird to say the least - I have had it happen about three times in total so far, but usually after quite a bit of alt-tab between toolset usage - and since being on Windows 11, which does not appear to handle alt-tab very well.
I was going to see if I could locate an xml for the escape key and check there - Is there one?
That could very well be the cause of my more common issue as I often hit Enter when inputting a unique save name and could easily be holding it down too long so as to get a second key press recorded.
I have however experienced the Escape Key only problem that Lance describes at least two or three times that I recall.
1 : When you loose focus on a controlled character, “means” you aren’t controlling anything. Clicking on a character portrait to assume control may resume the escape key function.
2: cutscene mode.
Yes, I tried that too.
It is the weirdest thing though, nothing appeared to bring it back. Even when switching between PCs.
Also, while one time it occurred after a conversation, which could have been related to some rogue cutscene element, another time no conversation had been involved as far as I recall.
The only other thing I considered was if it was related to an animation in some way, as I had just had the PC pick up a ton of dropped items. I went to save after that and the escape key did nothing.