Hello fellow Skyrimmers
Our original thread was getting a bit long in the tooth, so here is a brand new bouncy baby thread for us to play in.
If you want to check out the old one, Click Here
. After all, it holds some good info.
Hagatha, I answered your question in the original thread, but will copy it here also.
You don't need to use the quick menu to take potions or eat or change what you are doing in battle. Just hit Tab (which brings up the menu while pausing the action), then select items or magic and select the one you want to have active. You can also use "P" to change the magic or shouts.
However, if you Push "F" while an item is selected it will be in the "Q" menu. You can push "Q" at any time, including during fights. That will pause the action and allow you to look at all your Favorites and just click on it...or assign a number to it (1-8). If you want to use the quick items without using the number, just click on it. Just be sure you know which hand you assigned it to and which mouse button that corresponds to.
I was having such a difficult time because I thought the "R" and "L" next to quick items meant Right Click and Left Click, but it really means Right Hand and Left Hand and the Right Hand is controlled by the Left Click.
You can eat during battle too.