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I use the VSE to do my video editing with the option "Select With Left" activated in Preferences.

Under those circumstances, in all beta versions of Blender 2.8, as well as the older 2.7 releases, pressing the right button with the mouse would drag the cursor easily for video and audio scrubbing and so on.

But now, pressing right click bring a context menu, and I can only restore the old behavior if I press Shift together with right click.

So, in Blender 2.8, how can I map "Change Frame" to right mouse click while Select With Left is activated in Preferences?

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The other answers appear to be for the animation preset, not for VSE. For VSE, you need to do the following:

  • In Blender preferences, select the Keymap section from the left navigation.
  • Make sure you've picked Left for "Select with Mouse Button" under general preferences.
  • Under SequencerCommon > Sequencer > Sequencer (Global), remove the option for "Sequencer Context Menu" (or set it to something other than Right Mouse). You can drop down the menu and click the Shift button to swap it to shift+right mouse.
  • Under SequencerCommon > Sequencer > Sequencer Tool: Tweak, change "Change Frame" to Right Mouse.

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Under the File > User Preferences > Keymap look for the Animation entry.

There should be a Change Frame entry. Change it to watever you like, in this case I'd advise something like Tweak - Right.

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You may additionally have to change the context menu to open on Right - Mouse - Release event instead.

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  • $\begingroup$ "You may additionally have to change the context menu to open on Right - Mouse - Release event instead.". Where can I tweak that option? $\endgroup$
    – Mephisto
    Oct 7, 2019 at 17:15
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    $\begingroup$ 3.30 does not have a Change Frame entry under the Animation section; you need to add it. You can get the code to use from the other Change Frame entries; it is "anim.change_frame". $\endgroup$
    – blr
    Oct 18 at 12:56
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The way to change frame using the mouse in the time based editors was changed before the official 2.80 release.

The official methods to change frame with the mouse -

  • LMB LMB under the header, where the frame/time is shown.

  • with LMB LMB select

    • ⇧ ShiftRMB RMB anywhere in the editor.
  • with RMB RMB select

    • LMB LMB anywhere in the editor.
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