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When I attempted to navigate within the 3D viewport by using the CTRL-numpad options, it didn't seem to work, and I noticed a message in the communication part of the main header that gave the usual warning sign (an exclamation point within a red edged yellow triangle), followed by the text "View offset is locked". The warning appeared and closed so quickly I was not able to obtain a screenshot.

I don't know what I did to cause this, and cannot find any information in the manual or other Blender documentation about this warning message. How do I unlock the "viewport offset"?


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  • $\begingroup$ GAndalf3, I looked at that question when I was trying to find out what "View offset locked" meant, and did not find any explanation there for that error message. Since my Q/A covers a specific warning that is not mentioned, when I found out a cause, I posted it. If I get a chance, I'll look to see if it could be edited into an answer on the other question. When I did a "find in this page search on that question's page, the only result was a link to this question; other wise "view offset" had no result there.. $\endgroup$ – brasshat Sep 29 '14 at 7:19
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    $\begingroup$ Now it will, thanks to your question an answer :) For this reason, duplicates are actually very useful. The provide a large range of search terms, which can all redirect to a single source. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Sep 29 '14 at 7:52

Check the "view" panel in the properties shelf of the 3D viewport. This error message can be caused if the user attempts to move the 3D viewport when there is an entry in the "Lock to Object" text box.

  • $\begingroup$ Or “lock to 3D cursor”. $\endgroup$ – PGmath Sep 29 '14 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ If the "Lock to Object" input has anything in it (Like "Cube") with an "X" beside it, you can click that X to clear the input; Thats what my problem was. $\endgroup$ – ThorSummoner Jul 21 '17 at 2:54
  • $\begingroup$ How do I find the view/lock to object box among all these options? $\endgroup$ – Matthew Brown aka Lord Matt Jul 25 '18 at 20:19

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