# How to add a specific amount of loop cuts without the mouse

I am working on a blender project where I have a cube in which I want 14 loop cuts.
Blender 2.8 can do exact loop cuts with scrolling the mouse.
My Question is: Can you do this without a Mouse?

• Sorry if it is short, it is my first Question. – math Jan 24 at 16:55

For the sake of completeness (Blender 2.8+):

If you have no mouse wheel you can use Page Up and Page Down to increase and decrease the number of loop cuts.

(If you want to zoom in and out in the viewport or node editor then you have to use Numpad + and Numpad - instead.)

• Thanks a lot for this answer. I never knew page up/down can simulate mouse scrolls. – math Jan 25 at 8:41
• @math if you find an answer that works best for you, you can always change the accepted answer. Read: blender.stackexchange.com/help/accepted-answer – susu Jan 25 at 9:53

Yes you can. Here's how:

• with the element selected, hit → Tab
• hit ⎈ Ctrl + R and hover your mouse to activate the loop visualiser
• hit 5 (if you want 5 cuts)
• hit ⏎ Enter
• enter a number between -1 and 1 to define the offset of the cuts, or use the arrow keys to move them in increments
• hit ⏎ Enter

Try using CTRL + R to add the loop cut(s), and type the number of cuts you need

Hit enter (return key) to create them.

Move the cuts with your arrow keys Press enter again to apply the movement.

Further reading at: blender loop cut and slide manual page

Besides the keyboard shortcuts explained already in the other answers you can use the tool options.

Press ⎈ Ctrl+R to create a loop cut.

Press Esc and use the tool options on the bottom left of the screen to set the Loop cut the way you need it.