I'm on Win10 and when I try to select an edge loop using Alt+LMB (or Alt+RMB) while in edge select mode, nothing happens.

What am I doing wrong? I'm following this tutorial by Blender Guru, and want to select the bottom edge loop of the icing. In his video, he does this just fine, but it doesn't seem to work for me; nothing gets selected.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi and welcome :) Gifs would make your question clearer in this case. Or at least a couple images $\endgroup$
    – Timaroberts
    Dec 4 '20 at 19:52
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you :) I added in a screenshot of the mesh, hope it helps. $\endgroup$ Dec 4 '20 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ @CompleteNoob did you try in vertex select mode? $\endgroup$
    – JacksonPro
    Dec 5 '20 at 2:37

This tool doesn't work if you have Emulate 3 button mouse enabled in preferences. The alt-click is used in this function, and so select edge loop using alt-click is disabled.

  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried before answering? $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Dec 5 '20 at 8:04
  • $\begingroup$ Of course. Why answer with a random proposition. I'm sharing the result of looking for an answer for a month of frustration when mine was doing the same $\endgroup$
    – Pad001
    Dec 5 '20 at 10:27
  • $\begingroup$ I'm using emulate 3 button mouse all the time and have no problem to alt select loops. On which operating system are you working? $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Dec 5 '20 at 10:29
  • $\begingroup$ Well, that's amazing! There must be difference between set ups of machines. I was on Win 10, with Blender 1.8 . Alt-click had no effect whatever for edge selection until I switched off the 3-button mouse emulation. And I even went back and reset the switch and edge selection stopped working again until I deactivated it. $\endgroup$
    – Pad001
    Dec 7 '20 at 8:05
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    $\begingroup$ I now have another PC. I'll check with that. $\endgroup$
    – Pad001
    Dec 8 '20 at 9:32

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