I have been trying to select any vertices, faces or edges. It refuses to select anything.

I have selected the required selection on the bottom of the screen for vertex selection still it refuses to let me do it.
All my settings are defaults. I am stuck, no matter what I do!

I clicked LMB, RMB, even clicked down on my scroll, No success.

Why can I not select any vertices?

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    $\begingroup$ hit Tab to enter edit mode? $\endgroup$
    – zeffii
    Sep 21, 2015 at 11:50

2 Answers 2


This is weird. Check the following:

  1. The selected Object is a Mesh (not a Lamp, Camera, Empty or other form of weirdom).
  2. You are in Edit Mode. To check this, look at the lower part of the 3D-View for selectable box with the text Edit Mode or Object Mode.
    If you hit Tab (with your cursor in the 3D-View proper), it should switch between Edit- and Object Mode.
  3. Hit A to select / deselect all vertices.
    IF no visible change happens, you are doing art. Else, it is the vertexial selection that fails.

Hope this helps.

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    $\begingroup$ "IF no visible change happens, you are doing art" !!! $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Sep 21, 2015 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ Or magic. Either way whatever you are doing won't be understood by yours truely. $\endgroup$
    – Mörkö
    Sep 21, 2015 at 15:29

Found another possible cause, if things are hidden. Fixed mine by going to mesh - show/hide - reveal hidden (Alt + H).


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