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Can you get into the "I need you to do something for me" mode without going through the dialog tree with your companion?

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I thought this was a SW:TOR question at first glance. – Arkive Dec 16 '11 at 16:09
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If you press and hold X (PS3) like you would to move an item around when your cursor is on your companion you immediately enter the "do something for me" mode. I discovered this when trying to put a hat on an alchemy table that was being crowded by Lydia.

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that's a nice find! I wonder if the same functionality (E key) works on PC versions. – l I Dec 16 '11 at 13:50
@yx Yes it does :) – faB Dec 16 '11 at 14:09
Checked on Xbox 360 and worked (holding action button) – SysDragon Jun 17 '13 at 10:40

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