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I'm having this really strange problem that I just can't seem to figure out. My escape key won't bind. In fact, the option for using the escape key is simply grayed out in the keybindings menu:


I can't bind or unbind the escape key at all. Though it's not necessary to use the escape key, it's driving me crazy. I use this key to log out of the game and to clear menus from the screen. Any ideas?

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Solution: Play Torchlight 2 instead. –  Fluttershy Sep 29 '12 at 3:02
So what exactly is the issue? Escape isn't clearing dialogs and bringing up the game menu? Or you want to use escape for something else? –  MBraedley Sep 29 '12 at 10:54
Escape won't do what it's currently set to do in the keybindings. It's just grayed out, like you see above. –  spugsley Sep 29 '12 at 22:00
@spugsley: It's greyed out because, AFAIK, escape can only be bound to the game menu, and the only valid binding for the game menu is escape. Asking why that is gets into ask the dev territory, but it is probably because escape, at least in the past, generated a special interrupt. –  MBraedley Oct 1 '12 at 13:20

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