How can I see the normals, because in previous versions it was in the sidebar that pops up when you press N. Where is it in Blender 2.8+ and is there a shortcut key?


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When in Edit Mode - Expand your Viewport Overlays menu at the top right, than at the very bottom you will find buttons to enable Normals overlays. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ I don't get that part of the menu a screen shot $\endgroup$
    – Yohello 1
    Commented Sep 28, 2019 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ You are in Object Mode, you HAVE to be in Edit Mode to view normals. Press TAB and try again. $\endgroup$
    – Geth270
    Commented Sep 28, 2019 at 19:56

Update for Blender 4.x

The version 4.0 of Blender introduced a new menu for the Edit Mode overlays.

So, like the previous versions of Blender, you go to Edit Mode on your object (by pressing Tab) and then look for the Mesh Edit Mode menu, with this icon:

Mesh Edit Mode button

In that menu, you will find the Normals option, which you can enable to show the normals for your faces.

Mesh Edit Mode submenu


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