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Example: today I worked through a tutorial where the person running the tutorial casually said "And now we'll double tap R..."

This is easy enough to follow, behaved as expected, and I can see that the behavior is different from just hitting R once and rotating normally. I am not sure what the nature of this difference is, though, and would like to be able to look up in my Blender interface: what action/behavior is currently mapped to the key combination "double-tap R"?

Is there a generic way of doing so?

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Yes, there is.

You can go to Setting > Keymap, here is all the input event user does.

And up there is a search bar. With Key-Binding search method selected, you can search your short cut by key.

Key

If you are using 2.79b for an old favor. The same panel is in user preference > Input.

And the sequence of what you tap when operator is running (the second R) is inside the modal group keymap, you need to expand the action group to see it.

Modal keymap

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! That's pretty much exactly what I was hoping for. One question, though: I don't see any indication of 'double-tapping' a key on any of the results? e.g. double-tap R as in the tutorial I referenced, or double-tap G to edge-drag, etc. Any idea how that is represented in this panel, if it is? $\endgroup$ – NeverConvex May 10 at 10:07
  • $\begingroup$ That is defined inside the operator. You could go to that operator and expand the group. There will be a something modal map, that is the content you press the second key. I will edit the answer for the picture. $\endgroup$ – Hikariztw May 10 at 10:35

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