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When I play Team Fortress 2 and want to switch weapons I have to select one using my the keyboard's number keys (1, 2, 3, ...) and press fire button on the mouse to switch to that weapon. Alternatively I can select a weapon using the mouse's scroll wheel and then pressing the fire button to switch. I find this very annoying since it takes too much time using this method. Is there a setting that makes the game switch weapons immediately when I press a number key or scroll?

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Go to Options, open the Keyboard tab, click Advanced... and then tick the "Fast weapon switch" option. This'll make switching instant when you press a number key or scroll.

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And don't forget that pressing Q switches to your last used weapon –  MoshiBin Aug 7 '10 at 20:12
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In addition to the fast weapon switch previously mentioned, what I do is rebind:

Primary weapon to mousewheel-up

Pistol to mousewheel-down

Melee weapon to mousewheel-click

That way, I never scroll past a weapon I want. All you have to do is flick the mousewheel.

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I have a 5 button mouse. So I use bind my spare buttons directly to my primary and alternate weapons. It doesn't work that great for spy/engineer, but for a medic where I am mostly using the Medigun/Syringe gun it is great.

I have updated my autoexec.cfg like so.

bind "MOUSE3" "slot3; +attack; wait 50; -attack"
bind "MOUSE4" "slot2; +attack; wait 50; -attack"
bind "MOUSE5" "slot1; +attack; wait 50; -attack"
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