How can I deselect all object on all layers? Key A only works for current layer.

I have 20 layers, with different game buildings and before exporting I need to select what to export. If I forgot to deselect on different layer it will get exported too.

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You can press ` which is usually found immediately to the left of the 1 and directly above TAB.

This will make every layer visible so now using a will function as you would like it to.

Or you could just select something using a mouse/pen click, this will also release any hidden layer selections.

  • This actually doesn't work anymore. I guess I'll have to update the answer if I find out what changed. – MarcClintDion Jan 28 '15 at 5:51

On a localized keyboard this key is often only accessible with a modifier like Shift. If it doesn't work as described by Marc check the settings in the User Preferences:

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Note that this key can be configured separately for the different modes. In other modes than 3D-View it defaults to Ctrl-'.

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    good point, I hadn't considered non-English keyboards. – MarcClintDion Nov 30 '14 at 10:24

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