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Old 11-13-2011, 03:26 AM   #1
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Skyrim has hotkeys people.

I see a lot of people post that there is no hot keys for spells and quick use things like potions but its there for 1-8.

Favorite what you want on your quick bar.

Go to favorites menu "Q" in game.

Highlight What you want bound and press the number you wish to bind it to.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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Thanks for telling me this, knew about the favorites thing but not about further hotkeying them to 1-9. Nice of the game to tell us about that....not lol
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:33 AM   #3
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Blew my MIND when I found out about this. Lack of numerical hot-keys, and lack of 'grab' were the two things that really disappointed me, but then I discovered this handy hot-key trick, and that you can grab by holding down E. It's amazing, it's incredible. This game. Oh man.
Anyway. I'll stop gushing and let y'all discuss...


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Thanks for telling me this, knew about the favorites thing but not about further hotkeying them to 1-9. Nice of the game to tell us about that....not lol
1 to 8. 9 doesn't work for hot-keys, presumably to follow in the footsteps of Oblivion and Bethesda's Fallout games limit of 1 to 8.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:39 AM   #4
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Blew my MIND when I found out about this. Lack of numerical hot-keys, and lack of 'grab' were the two things that really disappointed me, but then I discovered this handy hot-key trick, and that you can grab by holding down E. It's amazing, it's incredible. This game. Oh man.
Anyway. I'll stop gushing and let y'all discuss...
yes it took me awhile to figure that one out to. If I couldn't roll my dead horse down the highest point in the game I wouldn't want to live on this planet any more. :P
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:51 AM   #5
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Nice one had no idea been getting annoying with the UI for PC.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:53 AM   #6
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It's strange, the controls are so easy but nowadays nobody seems to try out what is possible and what works anymore. I never look into manuals, I just try it out.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:27 AM   #7
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This changes everything! Now I can only complain about the menu interface!

Make this post a sticky!
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:34 AM   #8
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WHAT?! 20 hours and I didn't realize this?

I don't know what fails harder, me or the UI for being so damn incomprehensible.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:35 AM   #9
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Ironically, I prefer the favourites menu to the hotkey feature. It reminds me of dragon age how you can pause the game and choose the appropriate spell.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:36 AM   #10
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Ahhh, thnks a lot! I was really looking for this! - Same DrSNAFU - 20 hrs and didn't realize it ^^
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:42 AM   #11
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thanks!
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:54 AM   #12
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Anyone has this problem that the 1-9 key will reset if u switch between bow and other weapons, the bow's assigned number will get unassign after I switch to other weapons, and some of the spell will reset as well. Looks like a bug that need to be fixed ASAP.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:56 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info. I was wondering how this was supposed to happen.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:05 AM   #14
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1 to 8. 9 doesn't work for hot-keys, presumably to follow in the footsteps of Oblivion and Bethesda's Fallout games limit of 1 to 8.
Which is pretty dumb, 1-8 is just an arbitrary holdover from the 8-way / wheel selection from the console versions of those games. With the new favorites menu they should allow hotkeys on 90-= and the Fkeys, heck any key that's not being used for something else in the controls.

It would also be nice if I could use the mousewheel to scroll through spells and weapons of everything in the favorites, hotkeyed or not. Wheelup for left hand and and wheeldown for the right. I never use 3rd person, which the wheel is wasted on for zooming.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:08 AM   #15
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Anyone has this problem that the 1-9 key will reset if u switch between bow and other weapons, the bow's assigned number will get unassign after I switch to other weapons, and some of the spell will reset as well. Looks like a bug that need to be fixed ASAP.
I think I've read somewhere that this happens if you have a multiple of the assigned item. So if you have 3 of the same favorite bows as a stack, it will select the bow and then un-favorite it.

Might have to sell the rest of the stack, but like you said - sounds like a bug and hopefully fixed when a patch comes out.
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