When I click with the left mouse button, a white and red circular scope-target-looking-pointer moves to the location of the click. I can't make any sense of it and would like to find it in the manual. What is it called?

  • $\begingroup$ It is the 3D cursor, at this position new objects will be created; try 'Shift'-'A' $\endgroup$ – stacker May 7 '15 at 21:12
  • $\begingroup$ @stacker: thanks, that answers my question and is helpful too. $\endgroup$ – Neil Alers May 8 '15 at 18:17

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