# Blender 2.7 Basic Vertex question

Unless my memory completely fails me, I used to be able to do CTRL+R to create a vertex along an edge.

Now, I get the Loop, Slide functionality.

I know I can create the other vertices and delete the ones I don't need but it would be very helpful to add a vertex on occasion.

Did something change during a recent version change or am I remembering incorrectly.

I realize that we need to keep 4 sided polygons as much as possible but sometimes it can be very useful to do that by inserting vertices.

Can anyone help? I did a lot of Bing searches but the earliest responses I saw were around 2011 and they were suggesting the same thing that I remembered.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Natarthos

• You can also use Extend Vertices command (Alt+D) with vertex selected. For moving it along the edge press G once more just after extending to activate Slide tool. – Mr Zak Nov 2 '15 at 22:32
• Ctrl+R still works. I think what's tripping you up is the lack of visual feedback (like a colored dot) showing when hovering over the edge of a Triangle. When you click, however, a vertex will be added. This is possibly a bug. – zeffii Nov 3 '15 at 10:07