Every time you open the console and start typing, the console disappears? Let’s see how to 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:
- going to your control panel
- selecting “Regional and Language Options”
- select the “Languages” tab
- select “Details”
- add English(United States) – US
- hit apply
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”