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I've run into this problem many times, it's nothing major, adjusting my view or reselecting with lasso instead of shift+clicking the individual point tends to fix it. But it's a little frustrating there's no solution and it keeps interrupting my workflow.

enter image description here Red circle = un-selectable vertex

As shown in the image, when a vertex is selected the axis (for transforming) displays over it. The issue is that it sometimes is in the way of a vertex and prevents selecting the individual point with shift+click. Is there some way I can prevent this from happening? If I had any idea how to set it up so that holding shift would hide the axis I would give that a try, but I don't. Is there an alternative to context-toggle I could use so that it hides only when shift is pressed?

[Blender 2.79]

The duplicate and answers provided so far do not address what I'm looking for. Seeking to reduce clicks and annoyance, trying to avoid having to zoom in / manipulate view to get a better angle, the toggle would be annoying unless it was only invisible while shift is held.

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  • $\begingroup$ I do not believe this is possible although in 2.8 you could assign a quick favorite or turn it of easily from the show gizmo icon. $\endgroup$ – barkest Jul 27 at 6:02
  • $\begingroup$ I just zoom up closer. The axis gismo shrinks and you can then select the vertice(s). Ortho view mode works best for this. (npad-5) $\endgroup$ – Edgel3D Jul 27 at 11:27
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You can CTRL Spacebar or click the button to the left of the Transform Manipulator buttons and the bottom of your viewenter image description here

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