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For a while I've had this bizarre issue where the keyboard commands just up and stop working. Pressing the escape key to bring up the menu, or even hitting c or j or i to bring up the character, journal, or inventory screens. It's completely random, too, and when it happens the only way to make it work again is to abort the game from my desktop and restart it. It's extremely irritating in that it forces me to save far more often than I otherwise would, to make sure I don't end up having to abort at an inconvenient point. Even so, I periodically end up having to stop what I'm doing and trudge my party to the nearest Leave Area point to take advantage of the auto-save.

Because I can see at least one person suggesting it, this has nothing to do with enabling the console. I'm aware that enabling the console disables the other commands, but this is not the problem. Tabriel Cousland (talk) 18:02, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

...Annnnnd I see that I posted this to the Lore forum instead of the Game section. D'oh! Tabriel Cousland (talk) 18:43, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

Oh Yes, I have definitely had this problem too. I usually just wait a few seconds and let the game freak the hell out and then it eventually catches up with itself. Aborting the game is also an option but I am not quite sure what the solution is to this. It's the game and not the computer unfortunately.--Fantasyeve87 21:32, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

Hmm. I haven't had the game suddenly start working again after not responding to keyboard commands for a bit, but then I don't get it a great deal of time before I give up and rebort. Maybe next time it happens I'll give it several minutes to see if that makes a difference. Tabriel Cousland (talk) 21:56, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

Game freezes sometimes, usually in combat, but alt-tabbing out and back in always seems to fix it. First time it happened I alt-tabbed out to close it from desktop but as soon as the desktop loaded I suddenly got hit by all the combat sounds playing at once, tabbed back and sure enough the game was working again. Rayvio (talk) 22:43, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

Nonono, I'm NOT talking about freezing, just so we're clear. I can still walk around, still engage in combat, still enter loading areas, etc. I just can't use keyboard commands. It up and stops working for no apparent reason.Tabriel Cousland (talk) 22:57, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

You're not the only one. I had this issue several times, quickbar, hotkeys, Tab, Esc stopped working for no apparent reason. Even worse, WASD were also useless so I completely lost control of my active character. And the game did NOT freeze. After about a minute it worked again. No idea of what causes it though. Hpa tqn (talk) 23:31, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

For me, accessing the character screen by clicking on a companion's text box, (the friend or rivalry gain notice) if that companion is not included in the group, will cause keyboard commands to stop functioning and not work until the game is manually exited and restarted. Emesis (talk) 14:50, May 3, 2011 (UTC)