I am using Blender 2.9 & 3.0 with right-click select mouse button preference and a drawing tablet without pen buttons. By default, the 3d cursor moves with Left Mouse Button click.

By default in Grease Pencil Draw mode, ⇧ Shift + Left Mouse Button click sets the 3d cursor.

With my left-mouse preference, it changes to ⇧ Shift + Left Mouse Button / ⇧ Shift + Pen-Click, which draws instead.

This means I have to switch to another mode (edit/object/etc) + switch from pen back to mouse and back every time I move the 3d cursor

I tried changing the hotkey with a combo that doesn't get overridden by existing hotkeys (⇧ Shift + WIN + Pen), however, this only worked when the pen-specific shortcut was set to the universal Set 3d Cursor, overriding the default left-mouse in every other mode.

I tried setting the pen-specific hotkey for Set 3d cursor in 3d View Tool: Sculpt Gpencil, Tweak and 3d View Tool: Edit Gpencil, Tweak, but that had no apparent effect on the default 3d cursor placement in GPencil draw mode.

This thread recommended adding a duplicate hotkey to work simultaneously with the the default universal Set 3D cursor, but I can't find how to do this, and am not sure if it still works in later versions.

Is there any solution for my problem?

  • $\begingroup$ could you share the file , please? $\endgroup$
    – Ribbit12
    Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 5:28
  • $\begingroup$ dropbox.com/s/xk8bkzqeltmkt9t/… Here's a quick thing I made, though the UI problem persists in new projects too. $\endgroup$
    – Q_Q
    Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 5:59

1 Answer 1


You can add a hotkey in 3D View section, 3D View Generic. It could be a keyboard key as well as it might interfere less with other mouse functions.

Just go to the preferences(F4 > P), Keymap Tab, and navigate to 3D View, 3D View Generic and click Add New, then enter view3d.cursor3d and choose a hotkey:

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  • $\begingroup$ This worked perfectly 🙏🙏🙏Thank you SO much!!! I spent the entire day trying to get this to work, and was thinking I had to relearn the workflow with left mouse entirely ahhh THANK YOU!!!! $\endgroup$
    – Q_Q
    Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 7:24
  • $\begingroup$ If the answer was helpful, consider up-voting it. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 7:28
  • $\begingroup$ I'm too new for that feature, but I will as soon as I am able! $\endgroup$
    – Q_Q
    Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 7:32

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