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I have a StaticBody2d that i want to detect when i press a key while moused over it. I am able to use _input_event() to detect mouse clicks but it does not seem to work for key presses. Ideally I want to detect an InputEventAction.

This works for mouse clicks, but no key press events are printed.

   func _input_event(viewport, event, shape_idx):
    if event is InputEventMouseButton :
        if event.button_index == BUTTON_LEFT and event.is_pressed():
            emit_signal("interact", self, tool_needed)
Godot version 3.2.3
in Engine by (21 points)

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Yeah, that's because bodies don't detect key presses. You need to use the _input or _unhandled_input function.

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