I was messing around under 'controls' in settings, then suddenly mouse2 did not work anymore. I have no configuration showing for left hand. I can't use mouse2 to block anymore either. Anyone know how to fix this?

  • It sounds like you need to rebind your keys. I recommend you set mouse1 to left hand and mouse2 to right hand, it's so much easier to be left handed in Skyrim.
    – Coomie
    Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 7:11
  • Please, add the pc tag, I thought you meant XBOX 360 version of Skyrim. Or at least say you play on the pc in your question.
    – DekuLeaf
    Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 0:01

3 Answers 3


Press T in the control menu. It should reset the controls to default, and "Left Hand" should be accessible.


In the game directory, delete the file "ControlMap_Custom.txt" this will restore all the default key assignments. The file will be recreated as soon as you reassign any key.


You either accidental assigned the "mouse 2" to another key or you asigned something else to mouse 2 and thus, the original "mouse 2" command has no key. If you go back into the controls there should be a reset controls button or something that changes the controls back to the way they were. If not, you will simply have to re-assigning the "mouse 2" control yourself.

  • There is no reset button in the controls section. Also, like I said, there is no left hand option in the controls menu. I noticed a guy here has my exact same problem; answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111113182943AAo81ly However nobody has answered.
    – cc0
    Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 19:20
  • @cc0 Well, if all else fails, you can always try re-installing the game.
    – m.n.wiser
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 1:51
  • 2
    That's more non-advice.
    – cc0
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 11:29

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