Sometimes the view transformation controls become frozen and just won't let me move around the scene. If I copy and paste my objects into a new scene, the problem goes away. Why does a scene get locked up sometimes?

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    $\begingroup$ you've probably used a shortcut waiting for input. Try to hit Esc key when that happens. $\endgroup$ – Bithur Feb 15 '15 at 12:56
  • $\begingroup$ Hitting the esc key didn't seem to make any difference. But selecting the object, then hitting Tab did kick back in the Edit mode. Odd. Now the Tab key works when Im in Object mode without the object selected. $\endgroup$ – Thomas Bricker Feb 16 '15 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ try another keyboard. $\endgroup$ – Bithur Feb 16 '15 at 16:38

You are likely experiencing a problem that blender has with the Viewport navigation where it becomes progressively less responsive.

Try pressing Numpad., or use Shiftb to drag out a Zoom To Area box.

This restores the view navigation function.

  • $\begingroup$ I will try these ideas and report back. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Thomas Bricker Feb 16 '15 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ Shift h made my object just disappear. Numbed . seemed to do nothing. $\endgroup$ – Thomas Bricker Feb 16 '15 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ That was a typo, sorry about that. Normally I check all tools names and shortcuts before typing them here. I didn't do that this time and here is the result. I've updated my answer with the proper shortcut. $\endgroup$ – MarcClintDion Feb 16 '15 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ Do far as the Numpad-. goes, I have no idea why that would fail. I've been using it every time I use Blender for a few years now under two different operating systems and it never fails. I would try 'File->Load Factory Settings' maybe you changed some key bindings. I tried it both with NUM_LOCK on and off and it works either way here. $\endgroup$ – MarcClintDion Feb 16 '15 at 16:22

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