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I am trying to use the command console but i tried pressing the tilde key many times but it still does not appear. Can someone help me?

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I would verify that you get a tilde character in Notepad, to rule out an issue with your keyboard key. –  Joe Jan 18 '12 at 19:40
    
Why was this downvoted? I have the same issue, and it's because I have a foreign keyboard (with no key to the left of the 1). I've tried every possible combination, but it just doesn't work unless I plug in an external keyboard. It would help if you posted a picture of your keyboard or linked to a picture of a similar one. –  brymck Jan 20 '12 at 7:21
    
@Bryan the OP clearly said "tried pressing the tilde key" so he does have the key - something else is the issue. –  Shadow Wizard Jan 22 '12 at 13:45
    
Just making sure.. you have to press it while the game is "live" not while in some menu screen. –  Shadow Wizard Jan 22 '12 at 13:46
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@ShadowWizard Right, and that's not how the console works. I can do the same thing, but my tilde key is in a different location. What actually works for me is pressing the kanji conversion key, which I don't have on my laptop (i.e. whatever is found above the Tab key). For the console key Skyrim is not processing something based on its output, it's actually trying to detect a specific hardware key. That means it has the potential to be a) buggy depending on your keyboard and b) not be a tilde. (reference) –  brymck Jan 23 '12 at 0:57

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Do you have the game through Steam? If so, try going to Steam and opening the game in your library. Right click the game and select "Properties." From here, select "Set Launch Options" and input "+console" Doing this will tell the game through Steam to force the Console.

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I had a similar issue to you. I found out that there was an application that blocks my tilde key. It is an application for Warcraft that gives short cut keys, if you have one of those running, just close it.

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