The only possible way to close computer terminals is to click the mouse on the red square button. How can I close it with a keyboard command? It does not need to be a mod, it can be any other way.

I am on PC (but I think other platforms info may help other people too, but I can only check on PC), and so, any mods are welcome too.

Just as information, there is a console command CloseAllMenus (short: cam) that is capable of closing the terminal; though I am not sure how it can help concerning a hot key bind.

  • Have you tried pressing the escape key? Try mapping it to close terminal in the pause menu if you can. Tell me if this helped you and I'll make it an answer.
    – Cole Busby
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 0:01
  • esc key is to open the main menu and it will open wherever you are, on any other menu it opens! Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 2:08
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    This would be really useful during the Brotherhood "Isolate the virus" mission.
    – Steve V.
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 2:21
  • I remember that If you're on an xbox controller (I.E. the Xbox version), to back out of the terminal you would press "B" give me a bit to see what I can find out.
    – Cole Busby
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 2:27
  • @Steve V. indeed, I am too used to press E key to exit, I wonder if it would be possible to work like that on computer terminals too.. Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 3:19

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A mod that will work on PC: Close computer or hacking terminal Hotkey



If you are on linux+wine, this works:

xdotool key --delay 250 --window $windowId grave
xdotool type --window $windowId "CloseAllMenus"
xdotool key --delay 250 --window $windowId Return

Just put it on a script file and bind a system key to execute that script.

To make it sure what key opens the console (mine is grave), use xev to get the name of the key.

$windowId is the window id you find this way: xdotool search --name "Default - Wine desktop" (for this to work you must run wine on a non-windowed mode, the desktop mode)

Non linux answers are welcome too of course; and I still look for a in-game solution tho.

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