Is there anyway to display the names of objects in a scene, all at once like the option we have for bones? Yes,we can do it individually..but if there are many objects its better to have common control. I am working with a mechanical assembly,its very difficult to keep track of objects. Any hidden option or add-on information would be helpful.



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Select all objects by hiting A. Then in the Properties areas Object tabs Display group check the checkbox Name for name display. Then right click the checkbox and select the option Copy To Selected. Works on almost all options.

Edit: In current versions, using alt-click on properties applies them for every selected object.

  • $\begingroup$ Woah awesome. I've still been changing things and then trying to figure out which ctrl-c category will replacate them ("draw options" for this one) $\endgroup$
    – Weaver
    Commented Nov 30, 2014 at 9:22
  • $\begingroup$ "using alt-click on properties applies them for every selected object." Sweet! :-D I've been using Blender a while now and this is news to me. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – gilu
    Commented Feb 3, 2021 at 12:50

The UI has been updated. As of version 2.82, still use A to select all, then Properties panel > Object > Viewport Display > Name, use ctrl-alt-click to toggle the setting for all selected objects.


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