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Unable to use items in hands due to 'you are already using something' issue, despite nothing being used.


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Steps To Reproduce

To reproduce: find a food/drink item on the floor - move to it, hit tab to bring up inventory - BEFORE you move it from vicinity pane to inventory pane, right click and eat/drink as applicable.

THEN move it to your inventory and try again - will likely get 'you are already using something' message, no matter how long you wait.

Event Timeline

TargetPractice set Category to Inventory.
TargetPractice set Reproducibility to Always.
TargetPractice set Severity to None.
TargetPractice set Resolution to Fixed.
TargetPractice set Legacy ID to 1647177586.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
komin added a subscriber: komin.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
komin added a comment.Dec 12 2013, 2:14 PM

This is a known issue and developers are currently working on it. We thank you for your feedback.

Please keep the issue monitored to see when it is fixed.

Bloggz added a subscriber: Bloggz.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

I have also experienced this issue, I'm looking forward to it's resolution. Keep on mining at the code face! ;)

LeYuno added a subscriber: LeYuno.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

I think rocket himself had this in his stream and had to log out and back in to work around this problem

Sandman added a subscriber: Sandman.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

I've had this problem as well. Sometime unequipping items or moving the food directly into your hands helps

pjmpire added a subscriber: pjmpire.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

same here, really annoying

I've had this problem while holding an axe and trying to eat something in my inventory. I have to move the food to the hotbar and select it to eat it.

Simofie added a subscriber: Simofie.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

I can confirm for myself the best temp fix is to place food and drink on the hot bar and use from there.

Tmplt added a subscriber: Tmplt.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
Tmplt added a comment.Dec 20 2013, 9:10 PM

This issue can be reproduced by drinking/eating an object without having it inside your inventory, picking it up and then drinking/eating it from the inventory.

JPWiser added a subscriber: JPWiser.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

What I have found is when you get that message and your trying to eat say a can of beans, hit the eat option 2 more times and it will work on your 3rd attempt every time.

MattBF added a subscriber: MattBF.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

confirmed, happens with bandages too, sucks when you're bleeding.

This problem occurs becsuse item can not be moved directly from Vicinity window to Hands window (yet).

If you have this message, simply redo the action when the character is not doing anything else. Then your character should do it.

osb added a subscriber: osb.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
osb added a comment.Feb 6 2014, 3:05 PM

Still present in 114926

I believe a further issue is related: has anyone experienced the "Error putting item in your hand" message? I've only had it happen since the latest update, and occurs after the "You are already using something" message.

e_xil added a subscriber: e_xil.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

just sawp two different items in shortcutbar then it works, better have something in hands while doin

James added a subscriber: James.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
James added a comment.Apr 23 2014, 7:20 AM

whenever something like this happens or error putting item in hands. just keep clicking the red x on your holding box. i usually just click it about 5-10 times then try again it usually works, if not smack the x some more.

e_xil added a comment.Apr 28 2014, 2:54 PM

@James you dont have to click the X in the box :) .. just wait.. hm but now in the newer update this bug morphes into some other, similar but other..

Hello everyone,

Closing issue since it should now be fixed.