I was thinking it would be nice to be able to call the Modifier menu as a contextual menu using a keyboard shortcut. However, the drop-down button doesn't have any Python name listed in its Tool Tip. It just says "Add a Modifier to the Active Object".

No Python listing for the Modifier menu dropdown button

Is there a Python name and it's just not listed, or can this menu not be brought up contextually? Thanks.


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A custom keyboard shortcut can be set up to call object.modifier_add, and that will make the menu appear. I've set mine up in the Object Mode shortcuts section, and am using F for modiFier.

A custom keyboard shortcut for bringing up the Add Modifier menu

And here's the result:

The Add Modifier menu appearing at the cursor location

The Add Modifier menu will conveniently appear at your cursor location within the 3D Viewport.


Not that I can directly answer the question, but I do know that the way I call the menu is from the spacebar search, typing 'add m..' and then I click on 'add modifier' and the menu pops up in screen. The reason it doesn't seem to be able to add a shortcut to it is that it is about context, and the modifier panel only appears in the properties area when you have an object selected that can be given a modifier.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! That gave me the hint I needed to figure out what to do. I have the answer now! Will post in a sec. $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Mar 22, 2016 at 14:18

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