# how to get back a hidden part of the mesh when alt+H is not working?

I was (am) working on a mesh. I selected part of it, hid it. moded the other part, then hit Alt+H and nothing, go into object mode it shows the entire mesh (object) go into edit, I cannot get it to reshow everything again.

• Could you specify which part of the face is missing? I used Alt+H in Edit Mode and got the same mesh as in Object Mode. – metaphor_set Sep 3 '16 at 18:38
• @lemon It could quite possibly be that the OS or, if in a *nix type OS, the window manager grabs the Alt+H. I have that problem with WindowMaker. – user27640 Sep 3 '16 at 18:41
• @DuaneDibbley, no... in fact, (I have removed my comment, but I was wrong). Just go in edit mode, and alt+H – lemon Sep 3 '16 at 18:43
• @metaphor_set yeah I just figured it out, I had reInstalled i3 wm today and finished setting it up, and now am using i3 WM. then I figured out why it didn't work is because my Alt Key is a mod key in i3 WM it is over ridding that key. thanks .. – uxserx-bw Sep 3 '16 at 18:47
• @lemon read comment above thanks for you help – uxserx-bw Sep 3 '16 at 18:47