Every time I bring down the console and start typing, the console disappears. How can I fix this?
This problem is caused by the language setting of your Windows Operating System. European, German and French/Canadian users (among others) are affected by this for the most part.
If you are using a non-American English keyboard setting then you will need to either reset your keyboard to be United States English or you will need to bind your console key to a different character then the default "~" key.
Set your keyboard to 'English' and keyboard setting to 'United States'.
You do this by:
Whenever you pop-up the console, simply press the A, E, I, O or U and hit <backspace>. After that, you can enter your command.
Bind another key to the "toggleconsole" command. Not all keys will bind to console; avoid any normal typing characters or numbers.
Function Keys work well for this (F1 - F12).
You may need to edit your config.cfg or userconfig.cfg files to add the bind (use notepad).
bind "F12" "toggleconsole"
The usual default is:
bind "~" "toggleconsole"