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I have a High poly mesh and I have decided to make the low poly by merging as it is easiest for me. Would it be possible to change the W Hotkey , so that it merges to the center automatically? It is time consuming pressing W > Merge > Center.

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  • $\begingroup$ Would the decimate modifier work? $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    May 19, 2015 at 10:07
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    $\begingroup$ no , This is because im making the low poly have edges which i need and it dosnt work very well $\endgroup$ May 20, 2015 at 4:05

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Blender 2.8x

As of Blender 2.8x the 'Merge at Center' shortcut has been removed so you would have to create a new one. Right-click RMB RMB the menu item, click 'Assign Shortcut' and choose whatever you like:

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Alternatively you can add it to the new 'Quick Favorites' list. That way you can access the operator by using (Q) in the viewport. RMB RMB the menu item and select 'Add to Quick Favorites':

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Another option is to create the shortcut manually. Go to the User Preferences > Keymap, then unfold 3D View > Mesh > Mesh (Global) and add a custom shortcut item by clicking 'Add New'. Set the identifier to mesh.merge, it's type to 'At Center' and the actual key event to W:

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Blender 2.7x

As always in Blender Right-click RMB RMB the button (menu item in this case) and select Change Shortcut will do the trick. If you want to reset it, original shortcut (default value) is Alt+M for all merge methods (menu items). For this reason you could also disable/remove unnecessary shortcuts in this dialog to prevent that the dialog appears:

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enter image description here Merge At Center (without Dialog)

Another option is to set the shortcut via User Preferences (Ctrl+Alt+U). Select the Input Tab and type: merge in the search area or simply unfold 3D View > Mesh > Merge:

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  • $\begingroup$ Hey @p2or could you update this for 2.83? mesh.merge doesnt seem to exist in the keymap options and merge does not have the At Center option. $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2020 at 23:16
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    $\begingroup$ Hi! Right, it's now called via mesh menu and can not be edited easily... However, you can either create a new shortcut using mesh.merge as described in my answer for 2.7x or just add it to the new quick favorites operator list (Q) @BenRacicot $\endgroup$
    – p2or
    Jun 11, 2020 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ Hey @p2or actually mesh.merge does not seem to exist anymore when searching. Were you able to successfully replicate your answer for 2.83? $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2020 at 18:10
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    $\begingroup$ Updated my answer for 2.8x @BenRacicot $\endgroup$
    – p2or
    Jun 29, 2020 at 14:58

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