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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.

Fix 1:

Set your keyboard to 'English' and keyboard setting to 'United States'.

You do this by:

  1. going to your control panel
  2. selecting "Regional and Language Options"
  3. select the "Languages" tab
  4. select "Details"
  5. add English(United States) - US
  6. hit apply


Fix 2:

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.


Fix 3:

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).

For example:

bind "F12" "toggleconsole"

The usual default is:

bind "~" "toggleconsole"


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