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I have four favourites that are bound to hotkeys:

  1. Long bow (3)
  2. Iron sword (2)
  3. Flame
  4. Sparks

While I have a sword in my right hand and Flame in my left I can switch to the bow just fine by pressing 1, but when I switch away from the bow and back to the sword and Flame by pressing 2 my character apparently decides that bows suck and the hotkey unbinds.

I know that this is highly likely to be a bug. Why I ask is in case I am missing something obvious (or not-so-obvious) that's causing this that isn't a bug. Considering my opinion of the Skyrim menu interface so far, it's also likely that it's just me and Skyrim having a disagreement about how it's supposed to work.

Even if it's a bug, confirming the bug would also be helpful. Even better would be the exact configuration that triggers the bug and figuring out a workaround. I want my bow on a hotkey!

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I am having the same problem - I'm pretty sure it's a bug. –  spugsley Nov 13 '11 at 18:04

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Oh yes i had that one too. There is a simple way of fixing this... you have 3 bows of the same kind. Sell 2 and keep only one. If you hotkey with only one of a kind the hotkeys will work.

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Too much of a good thing, eh? I'll try to confirm this when I get back to my Skyrim install. Thanks for the tip! –  SevenSidedDie Nov 13 '11 at 19:13
    
@SevenSidedDie It is strange yes, but why would you need more then 1 of the same? It is not as if they can break... –  Lyrion Nov 14 '11 at 16:47
    
@RafaelCelerier Early on you probably haven't found anything unique in your travels. It wasn't until level 20 or so I bothered to enchant an item (and thus name it uniquely). So if you are using an iron warhammer, you are going to have several of those in no time. –  JClaspill Nov 14 '11 at 17:08
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@Rafael For their sale value. Looting bodies results in a lot of duplicate items. I just haven't got back to town to unload yet. –  SevenSidedDie Nov 14 '11 at 17:22

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