I just recently started to play Skyrim, but I was cut short by a major issue. I can click on hardly anything. When trying to open the menu and options, I'm fine. I can click on anything in the options menu. But when it comes to doing simple things like creating a character, I can't get the slider to move so I can adjust what he looks like.

I'm playing on a PC, Windows 7 64-bit. All of my computer components are well within the necessary guidelines to operate the game well.

Why can't I click on anything?

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    Did you pay for the game ? Or is it a torrent /hack / non legit version /etc?
    – Zero
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 7:13
  • Try alt tabbing out of the game and into it again.Also plug in a controller and check if it works .
    – GTX OC
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 7:13
  • Try different mouse. Any change? Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 14:18
  • I've found that in a lot of situations your supposed to use your keyboard instead of mouse. Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 21:09
  • The controls with the mouse do not work good. I often close a menu although I click on the lowest menu item(mostly "Misc"). Also the skill tree is horrible to navigate. But this has a reason: Skyrim is a console-port and thus preferably played with a controller.
    – Tom
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 11:47

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This isn't a fix to your problem, but have you tried using the WASD, Tab, Enter, and E keys to navigate those menus instead? If that doesn't work, and you happen to have a wired Xbox 360 controller laying around, you could try using that instead of a keyboard.

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