I've been doing some animation with tons of keyframes and when I need to apply some change, I spend a lot of time selecting keyframes on dopesheet (pressing B, select all I want and perform change)

but this is very time consuming, I was hoping for some shortcut where I could select all keyframes from the left or right based on the current frame

script would work too, I have to clue to start it by the way

any tips are welcome, thanks

  • $\begingroup$ Does using Select > After Current Keyframe or Before Current Keyframe help (or using ] and [ shortcuts) ? You could also try using Between Selected markers. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Nov 7, 2015 at 15:16

2 Answers 2


Right click the key frame that should be the first of those you need selected and the hold Ctrl and either click the [ key for all keyframes on the left or the ] for all on the right (while Ctrl is held).

  • $\begingroup$ Kervin i tried that but it didnt work for me. do you know why? i was doing everything that you said $\endgroup$
    – Bonnie Fan
    May 13, 2018 at 20:31
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    $\begingroup$ In Blender 2.8 the [ or ] keys appeared to work for me without holding the control key. $\endgroup$
    – Joehot200
    Jun 25, 2020 at 9:47

CTRL + Shift, Click to the left or right of the playhead to select accordingly


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