I want a keyboard shortcut for switching between selecting things; vertices, faces and points. One key for each, not a pop up menu where i have to select with the mouse. Does this exist? Modelling should be like playing a piano or something, a key for everything, minimal aiming the mouse pointer att small icons, this aiming the mouse att small icons all the time is so.. breaks the flow.. Im sure it exists but i cant find it anywhere?


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In Edit Mode press Ctrl+Tab to open a Mesh Select Mode pop up menu. Hover the mouse cursor over a selection type you want to add a shortcut to, press RMB-->Add Shortcut and input a desired keyboard button. enter image description here

You may change or remove a shortcut in the same way. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Thats IT!!! Perfect solution, thanks super much Gonzou!! $\endgroup$
    – mooz
    Sep 2, 2015 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ Great to hear that mooz :). If my post helped you to solve your problem, please mark it as accepted using the check mark at the top left of the post. Also could you rename your question to something like ''How to assign a keyboard shortcut for a mesh selection mode?'' so other people may find it easier. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    Sep 2, 2015 at 11:56
  • $\begingroup$ Changing between these is so common that I'm amazed people don't go crazy over the extra keystrokes. Especially since ctrl-tab requires quite a bit of hand movement to reach both keys, and then reposition again to choose VEF or use the mouse to do so. This same question has been asked many times since the first one I saw from 2006 (in blender forum I think) with the same answer of "You can press ctrl-tab." Thank you so much for this tip on adding hotkeys from menus! $\endgroup$
    – shanemgrey
    Mar 27, 2016 at 15:53

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