Disable the “Control Scheme changed” box in The Witcher 3

If you’ve been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Steam with a controller, chances are you’ve seen that infinitely annoying “Control Scheme changed” box popping up whenever you want to take a screenshot.


Well, while there is no in-game option for disabling it, a quick and easy tweak in the game’s configuration files should do the trick.

Go into the Witcher 3 settings folder inside your own Documents folder (eg. C:\Users\Your_Username\Documents\The Witcher 3) and open the user.settings file with a text editor.

Simply add LockControlScheme=2 in its own line, just below [Hidden].
That’s it, really!

If this doesn’t work, you could try editing the actual game’s hidden.ini file.
You can find it in the Witcher 3 install folder (get into the Steam folder and navigate to SteamApps\common\The Witcher 3\bin\config\base).
Make sure to make a backup copy of the hidden.ini file, just in case.
Then, change the LockControlScheme=0 option to LockControlScheme=2.

What this tweak actually do is locking your HUD to controller use only. This means that, even though you’ll still be able to play with (or occasionally use) your mouse and keyboard, you’ll only see controller button prompts.
And of course, no more “Control scheme changed” pop-up.

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