Problem: I simply cannot find a way to uncheck the "Lock Interface' checkbox under Render

Using Blender 2.83.4

Clicking it (left, middle, right) or combo key click (shift-click, shift left click, etc), nothing works.

My renders tend to take a while so I do like to move around the use the interface for simple tasks.

Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing?

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  • $\begingroup$ in the python console (Shift + F4) type: bpy.data.scenes['Scene'].render.use_lock_interface = False $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Aug 22 '20 at 1:28
  • $\begingroup$ perfect! it worked and many many thanks. that was a frustrating one... $\endgroup$
    – Kyle
    Aug 22 '20 at 3:51
  • $\begingroup$ File > Defaults > Load Factory Setting. $\endgroup$
    – TheTree
    Sep 20 '20 at 18:14

I tested it in Blender2.8x&2.9 and found that opening "Graswald Pro(V1.3.0)" would cause this problem, and closing the plugin would restore normal.


I don't know why you can't disable the option by just clicking on the box, but you can always use the python command for most operations in blender.

In the python console (Shift + F4) type:

bpy.context.scene.render.use_lock_interface = True

and press Enter.

  • $\begingroup$ @brockmann why is it better to use context and not data? $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Aug 22 '20 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ Tried to explained it in the revision title. It's always current scene and you don't have to worry about specifing the name of the scene. Also better practice in this case since the OP wants to change that setting in the current scene (the scene in context) Does that make sense @susu ? $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Aug 23 '20 at 15:19
  • $\begingroup$ @brockmann thanks for taking the time to explain. $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Aug 23 '20 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ You're welcome @susu $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Aug 23 '20 at 15:50

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