I'm currently stuck in a crafting menu in Fallout 4, specifically the Cooking menu. I was attempting to craft Vegetable Starch, maybe I was pressing Enter too fast, as once I ran out of Corn I couldn't Tab back out of the menu.

I could quit and reload the game, but I haven't saved in a while so I'd like to avoid that. Is there a way to escape this menu, without quitting the game?

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If you're playing on PC and don't mind accessing the developer console, then Yes.

There are a couple of commands you can use that will cause a menu exit as a side-effect. The simplest in this case is:

player.moveto player

Opened dev console while interacting with cooking station

This will fast travel or 'teleport' you to your current position. You will end up respawning on top of the crafting station you're currently accessing.

Otherwise you can use the coc command to fast travel you to a specific location. For example, open the console and type the following to teleport to Sanctuary:

coc sanctuaryext

Either one will close the current menu.

  • And if you're playing survival mode and can't use the console? Are you out of luck then? Jul 7, 2020 at 3:05
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    @RoddyoftheFrozenPeas - As far as I can tell, yeah out of luck on survival and console versions (Xbox, PS etc). I don't have a console version to test with, but if the menu locks up like that I don't think there's much you can do - at least nothing I could find online. The only advice I can give is save early and often (which holds true for PC too)
    – Robotnik
    Aug 18, 2020 at 4:43

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