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When you first start up Blender 2.6.9 it has a cube, a camera, and a lamp. Both the camera and the lamp have a simple icon-like image that you can see and move around like other objects in the scene. However, sometime during my modeling process these icons have disappeared and when I try to move my light source a circle shows up around where it is but the circle doesn't move when I try to move the light around. Is there a setting or some way to change it back so that I can see the icons for the lamp and camera and move them around again?

Edit: I also just found out when I tried to move other objects that the circle shows up for them too, is there a way to make that go away as well? It's kind of annoying and I'm not used to it.

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The large circle you described is showing because you have Proportional Editing enabled enter image description here. Click the icon or use O to disable it. As for the missing icons, make sure that you didn't hide them accidentally or that you didn't tick Only Render under Display.

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  • $\begingroup$ That fixed the circle, thanks, but it didn't seem to do anything to help make the icons show up, is there something else that I'm missing? $\endgroup$ – Chachmu Nov 24 '13 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Roboinventor Use Ctrl + Spacebar to make the manipulator appear. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Nov 24 '13 at 17:44
  • $\begingroup$ The manipulators were never gone, just the little light bulb and camera icons where the camera and light bulb are, like this upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/… you can see the little light bulb and camera in the image $\endgroup$ – Chachmu Nov 24 '13 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Roboinventor That scene looks normal to me. I'm not sure what i'm looking for here, can you circle the area(s) or save and attach the blend file. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Nov 24 '13 at 17:49
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    $\begingroup$ @MarcClintDion which is why we moved the conversation to chat. He wasn't describing the problem accurately. The screenshot above is what he wanted, possibly taken from a default version and not the scene he was in. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Nov 24 '13 at 19:01

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