I've had this cursor for some time now. What is it and how can I make it go away, and get the normal cursor with which I can select objects?

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    $\begingroup$ Read the tag description. $\endgroup$
    – Yunnosch
    Commented Apr 24, 2018 at 19:19
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    $\begingroup$ This cursor only moves if you left-click, doesn't it? I think it means that your actual cursor did not change into this one, it is more that your actual cursor is invisible for some reason... $\endgroup$
    – Yunnosch
    Commented Apr 24, 2018 at 19:20
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    $\begingroup$ You can't make it go away (as long as you use Blender for modelling or anything in viewport) and it was never meant to be used for selection $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented Apr 24, 2018 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ Not only it cannot go away, but it is absolutely necessary to work in blender. Better get to know and become best friends with it. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Apr 24, 2018 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ This question was not a joke. When you've been away from Blender for two years, this is the sort of question you end up asking. It's obviously not like riding a bike. $\endgroup$
    – Steven
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 15:44

2 Answers 2


If the cursor shown in your picture is moving when you try to select something,
then try to select something with the other mouse button.

Select with right, move 3D cursor with left.

Changed in UserPreferences:
Select with left, move 3D with right.

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So I phrase, "the other mouse button".

The most easily available description of the cursor in your picture is the description of the tag you used. Read up on it. (And as cegaton said, "make it your friend" instead of fighting it.)


"The 3D Cursor is simply a point in 3D space which can be used for a number of purposes." this is just a quote from here (read it): https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/editors/3dview/3d_cursor.html


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