Enemies often drop equipped weapons, shields and torches when they die, which often results in the player having to search a large area full of tall grass or the items falling through the floor and disappearing forever. Is there a way to disable this behavior and make the corpses hold onto the mementos of their life for my looting convenience?
AFAIK there is no mod that does this for Oblivion. What I normally do is turn off the grass layer (press ~ to open the console then type
This takes immersion away but it's better than spending a couple of minutes looking for a weapon in the grass only to find it on the bottom of the hill. There is no hot key for it – I already looked for it pretty hard – but if you can make macro's this would be much more comfortable. You might want to look into an autohotkey script, it's quite easy to understand.