I'm trying to assign a key to "Select All by Trait" (mesh edit mode, "select" menu) but it is not listed in Keymap. Is it possible?

I want to popup this menu on some key, same as Shift+G popups "Select Similar" menu. Currently I added it to "Q" (Quick Favorites). It's OK generally, but I wonder if it is possible to assign separate key for such unlisted key.

I'm using blender 2.83 and 2.9

  • $\begingroup$ so your question is how to assign another shortcut than Q to a function that has no default shortcut at all? $\endgroup$ – moonboots Nov 14 '20 at 7:34

In the preferences, keymaps, navigate to "3D view/Mesh/Mesh (global)".

Use the "Add New" button and set the keymap like so:

enter image description here

Enter "wm.call_menu", set the key you want and assign the menu name "VIEW3D_MT_edit_mesh_select_by_trait".

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for posting this. I think it could be improved by showing how you find the name for a menu or command so it can be applied to other things as well. Where did VIEW3D_MT_edit_mesh_select_by_trait come from? I'd like to make a hotkey for mesh -> cleanup as well. Also, is it possible to fire an action directly without the menu? So a hotkey just always does the "select non-manifold" action without showing the "select by trait" menu? $\endgroup$ – Nick Apr 6 at 13:01

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.