I used to have a shortcut to toggle 'Display Only' option in 2.7 but in 2.8 that no longer works and I have to click the 'Display Overlays' button manually which is annoying. Does anyone know how to setup a keyboard shortcut like that?

  • $\begingroup$ Was just a short-lived bug, it seems. I assigned a hotkey for this via the context (right-click) menu recently. Don't know when the fix came in but it's no later than 6/4/19 (date of my current build). $\endgroup$
    – B Layer
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 4:49

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I got it, you need to set up a hotkey manually, this is not accessible from the right-click menu:

  • Hit F4 to get to the Settings Menu and go to Keymap
  • Open 3D View > 3D View (Global)
  • Scroll to the bottom and hit the + Add New Button, to add a new Key-Binding
  • Enter wm.context_toggle in the Context Field
  • The Context Attribute Field will now appear. Set it to space_data.overlay.show_overlays
  • Don't forget to save your Hotkey Settings

Settings to set up a Custom Hotkey for Overlay Toggle

  • $\begingroup$ "No module named 'space_data'" error pops up $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ While you did not specify what version you are using, in the ones past 2.90, you can just right click the overlay toggle and type in your hotkey directly. If you have already set a custom one up, Enter wm.context_toggle, Context Attributes: Space_data.overlay.show_overlays and leave Module blank. $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 13:08

Alt/Option + Shift + Z Works for me in 2.82a, mac version.

  • $\begingroup$ Same for me. Works in 2.83. $\endgroup$
    – CIFilter
    Commented Jun 15, 2020 at 21:21
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    $\begingroup$ Can confirm that Alt + Shift + Z works for Blender 2.92 on Linux. Usually, the relevant shortcut is shown in the tooltip - odd that this isn't the case for Display Overlays. $\endgroup$ Commented May 22, 2021 at 13:27
  • $\begingroup$ @GeorgeHawkins, Thanks, man. Was looking for the shortcut in Linux version here. $\endgroup$
    – JavaRunner
    Commented Oct 10, 2021 at 17:46

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