I'm not liking how far the new Operator Panel encroaches into the working area of the Viewport. Is there a way to move it?

The ability to truly minimize it now is a huge help. I'm just wondering if it can be repositioned too.

  • $\begingroup$ I can't overstate how much this gap is triggering my OCD :). $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 19:21
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    $\begingroup$ @JachymMichal I know what you mean. ;-) However, after posting this I realized the annoyance could be avoided by changing my workflow a little bit. I posted an answer explaining, in case you find it useful. $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Commented Sep 9, 2020 at 2:02

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I have since realized that since I rely on shortcuts and don't use any of the buttons on the T panel, I can just collapse it (T) and save my Startup File that way.

Then the Operator panel slides over to the left corner and has a nice place where it can stay collapsed until I need to tweak params. Then I can click it to expand it and do that. It all works out.


(Pretty obvious, actually. But as I've just jumped from 2.79 to 2.9 I'm still getting adjusted to the new UI.)

I'm still welcoming answers with regard to customizing the placement of the T Panel and Operator Panel in 2.8+, in case anyone else has something to add. Maybe a customization tip or trick that isn't so obvious?

  • $\begingroup$ ( you can also exploit the power of F9...) $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Commented Sep 9, 2020 at 3:19
  • $\begingroup$ If you switch to 2.79 input, you can use F6 to’swap’ tool bar to the opposite side next to the N panel which I do to use less travel for my tool selection. You can easily look up the current operator key map assignment as well or make your own too. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 9, 2020 at 3:30
  • $\begingroup$ @CraigDJones Thanks, but I'm not sure what you mean by "swap" the toolbar. I couldn't find any info on that. Or do you just mean calling Adjust Last Operation as a floating overlay (which is now done by pressing F9)? $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Commented Sep 9, 2020 at 5:04

You can use the 2.7X keymap temporarily and swap the toolbar to the opposite side by hovering and pressing 'F5'. I'll include a shot of the keymapping. I prefer the tools on the right because as a right handed person, I like to keep my travel short from the right side of the screen. Default has me swinging my mouse back and forth across the screen too much. enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here


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