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Blender 2.79

Trying to select vertices

No matter which mouse button I click, I cannot select or deselect any of the vertices on a curve. This seems to also apply to when I am editing vertices on a mesh and "Limit Selection to Visible" is disabled. However, the shortcut keys of "(De)Select All", "Invert Selection", and so on do work. I've tried rebooting the entire computer and still I have this problem.

Trying to select vertices.mp4

Pressed every single side of the mouse.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please update your gif. Delete the current gif and show a new one. Show where you press [a] to deselect. Then show box select or click on a single point. Please tell us what happens when you close Blender completely, Start Blender and start a new file with a curve. $\endgroup$ – atomicbezierslinger Dec 1 '18 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ Answer updated with exclusive information $\endgroup$ – atomicbezierslinger Dec 1 '18 at 15:56
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any unusual mouse such a mouse [without wheel button] requiring slight special configuration for use with Blender? $\endgroup$ – atomicbezierslinger Dec 1 '18 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ Basic SteelSeries Sensei, Middle-Click = Mouse Wheel, 2 extra buttons on either side. $\endgroup$ – Edward Dec 1 '18 at 16:46
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Click with the other side of the Mouse


Press a one or twice so that nothing is selected and the image looks dim not bright. Its a toggle.

Then Click Only


Then use b for box select and you should see a difference.

My opinion is that everything is selected in you original question.

You can also press W then select subdivide to have more variation in your selection.

Perhaps you already know this.

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  • $\begingroup$ a does make a difference. b does not make a difference. w just splits the line, but still cannot select anything. $\endgroup$ – Edward Dec 1 '18 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ Updated the image. $\endgroup$ – Edward Dec 1 '18 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ "The other side of the Mouse" isn't especially more "exclusive information". If you see the link (because gif went over 8mb) you'll see I have pressed every side of the mouse. $\endgroup$ – Edward Dec 1 '18 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ Exclusive information was a failed joke. I cannot recreate your problem. I have seen on rare occasion such problems with Blender. I would close Blender and restart your machine. $\endgroup$ – atomicbezierslinger Dec 1 '18 at 16:39

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