I have a lot of trouble transitioning from 2.79 to 2.8 because I was so used to hotkeys in older versions. Is there a way I can recover all 2.79 shortcuts for blender 2.8x? I mean all, really...

Things like:

  • ShiftZ for rendered mode
  • CtrlTab in edit mode for switching between vertex, edge and face selection
  • ShiftF for camera fly mode
  • Spacebar for searching
  • ...

Q: How can I recover all 2.79 hotkeys?


1 Answer 1


While I made the same switch as you and felt like I had to relearn blender, I am now very comfortable with the new controls, and they are much more intuitive. However, if you do want to stay with they 2.79 controls, here’s how you do it:

Go to preferences>keymap. Next in the drop-down bar at the top that currently says blender, click on that and change the selection to “Blender 27X”. This should give you all the shortcuts from 2.79. Hope this helps!

  • $\begingroup$ First I also thought the keymap of 2.8 could be better because I used blender for a long time, but the 2.8 keymap is much better, And all new tutorials are made the the new keymap.... $\endgroup$
    – M. Matz
    Commented Jan 26, 2020 at 22:20

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