I accidentally hit some buttons and got stuck in some kind of different edit mode. I can't box select anymore, when I try to, the selected vertices will move. I can still select by single-clicking.

I don't really want to reload because I haven't saved the upper torso yet. It's not that much work but I rather don't do it again.

Can someone tell me the magic hotkey to get out (ctrl + z did not work)? And what this mode is?

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You've pressed W. This is mapped to the selection tool and will cycle through the different selection methods if the select tool is already highlighted.

Either press W until you're back to box select, or click and hold the Selection button in the toolbar below.


  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a ton! Now I can keep blendering :p $\endgroup$
    – Alabastine
    Dec 29, 2019 at 16:24

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