I am trying to build a grungey texture and in order to see it I want to use a node viewer. In this video at minute 1:28 he talks about enabling node wrangler addon and then control + shift to activate the vewier when he adds a node. THAT control + shift does not work in Blender 2.76. Is this a version difference?

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    $\begingroup$ It works for me on Windows 7 in 2.76b. You need to be in Render Preview mode to see any change, but it should work as expected. $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Nov 11, 2015 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ I'm on the same system, smae ver. and I can control+shift click 20 times and I do not get the viewer. Very frustrating. $\endgroup$
    – Marc
    Nov 11, 2015 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ Got it. One has to actually control+shift click the yellow color dot to make it connect and show the viewer. – $\endgroup$
    – Marc
    Nov 11, 2015 at 18:17
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    $\begingroup$ You should click the node itself with Ctrl and Shift pressed, afaik no need to click the yellow (or any) dot. To activate another node output socket (if any) click once more. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Nov 11, 2015 at 18:24

1 Answer 1


As mentioned by @mr-zak:

Node wrangler uses Shift + Ctrl + Left-Mouse as default mapping. That means, you have to keep Shift and Ctrl keys pressed and Left-Click the node.


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