I am a Maya user and I want to move to Blender and I decided to Change the Keymap to a similar look to Maya; But couldn't find the shortcut key for ' Spacebar + W ' as Tweak tool to Remove It and use the shortcut for Move gizmo.

I have changed anything I wanted but I need to Remove this to use 'spacebar + W' as Move gizmo not Tweak tool

Can anybody Help me Please?!


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Open the keymap in the preferences (Edit > Preferences > Keymap) and select Key-binding in the drop-down next to the search box. The shortcut can be found by searching for the W key-binding. The Shift + Spacebar shortcut for the toolbar popup is a separate one.

Search by key-binding

You're looking for Set Tool By Name. (*)

Set Tool By Name

(*) Now that you know its name, you can also search for it directly. The approach above works for any shortcut though, in case you don't know the operator's label.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your answer. One thought - how did you know Set Tool By Name is the correct one? :) I can't see any indication it's the Tweak tool. $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2019 at 9:20
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    $\begingroup$ It's the only tool with the W key binding under the toolbar popup. By changing the key-binding you can see that it changes the tweaks tools shortcut as well. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Dec 5, 2019 at 9:22
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately the popup doesn't show Python tooltips for its entries, however you can still get the underlying operator by enabling the Developer Extras in Edit > Preferences > Interface. In the toolbar right click on the Tweak entry. Select Copy Python Command and paste it in the text editor. This will give you the name of the operator which you can also search for in the keymap. In this case it's bpy.ops.wm.tool_set_by_id(name="builtin.select") which means you'd be searching for tool_set_by_id. Online Python References works as well, it will open the Blender's Python API manual. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Dec 5, 2019 at 10:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks again for the added info. Never realized those python tooltips can be useful even for non-developers. Good to know :). $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2019 at 10:11
  • $\begingroup$ Really Thank You. it was really helpfull $\endgroup$ Dec 9, 2019 at 18:11

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