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How can I get to Loop Cut and Slide via a popup menu? I can only find it in the T side bar.

Neither W nor any of the Ctrl+E/F/V menus seem to show me the Loop Cut and Slide tool.

I seem to only be able to find it in the T bar on the left. Am I missing another popup menu shortcut available for modelling operations? I'm a newcomer to Blender.

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  • $\begingroup$ Make sure that you are in "edit" mode. $\endgroup$ – Dontwalk May 4 '16 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ That's not the case for me. CTRL+E opens the Edges menu, CTRL+F opens the Faces menu and CTRL+V opens the Verts menu for me. W opens up the Specials menu. Here's a screencap of what it looks like for me. My question is why the Loop Cut and Slide tool isn't listed in any of those popup menus. The Bevel tool is also listed in there although it has its own shortcut (CTRL+B). $\endgroup$ – Chris Offner May 4 '16 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ I am in edit mode. $\endgroup$ – Chris Offner May 4 '16 at 15:38
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You are correct, Loop Cut and Slide is available currently only as a shortcut (Ctrl-R) and in the Toolshelf, in the Mesh Tools panel, as stated here: https://www.blender.org/manual/modeling/meshes/editing/subdividing/loop_subdivide.html

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there any good and pressing reason why that is? Or could it be added to the popup menus (presumably best in the edge and poly tools I guess?) if I were to contact the right person about it? And if so, who would be the right person to contact? ;) $\endgroup$ – Chris Offner May 4 '16 at 15:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Chris Offner, I believe it's because with its own shortcut Ctrl-R it's much faster to work with than going through a menu-submenu tree in Ctrl-W. You can then increase the numbers of the loop cuts with the mouse wheel. $\endgroup$ – metaphor_set May 5 '16 at 2:01
  • $\begingroup$ @metaphor_set Yeah but as I said before, being in the menu-submenu tree doesn't preclude a tool from having its own shortcut as well. Bevel for example also has its shortcut (CTRL+B) and can be found in the dropdown menus. It's much easier for beginners like myself to find the tools they need if they can be found in menus as well - especially since most modelling tools seem to be listed there. $\endgroup$ – Chris Offner May 6 '16 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisOffner Campbell already said it should be in Edge menu, so maybe it will be there next release. $\endgroup$ – PLyczkowski May 7 '16 at 6:04
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It's on the Dynamic Spacebar Menu under Edit Mesh Tools. You have to enable the Dynamic Spacebar addon in User Preferences to this however.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, but in that case I can just as well call it via the T menu side bar. :) $\endgroup$ – Chris Offner May 6 '16 at 11:00

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