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I'm looking for a way to quickly switch between first and third person perspective in skyrim. I've learnt that you can press the F key and this will switch, but there is a delay, is there anyway to speed this up, or swap instantly?

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You can speed up the transition speed between first person and third person by adding the following lines to your Skyrim.ini file under the [Camera] section:

fMouseWheelZoomSpeed=60.0000
f1st3rdSwitchDelay=0.9500
iHorseTransitionMillis=001 

This will affect changing perspective both by using the keyboard binding (default F) and the mouse wheel.

The Skyrim.ini file should be located in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Skyrim rather than in the steamapps folder, if the file doesn't exist you should simply be able to create a file named Skyrim.ini in this location.

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  • I knew somewhere out there would be a genius with the correct config settings :-) thanks very much I'll try it tomorrow :-)
    – Martin
    Feb 5, 2014 at 23:31
  • Okay so can confirm this works. BUT to anyone like myself using Mod Organizer be sure to edit the Skyrim.ini through the "INI Editor" drop-down at the top of Mod Organizer!
    – user145123
    Apr 17, 2016 at 0:04

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