The default shortcut for "Insert keyframe" is I, which is achieved by holding the mouse over for example the Location Transform, and pressing I. I want to use the Insert key instead.

Even if I overwrite all the shortcuts that are called something with Insert keyframe and/or use the I key, it doesn't work. It's still the I key that is active.

Is there something special about the Insert key that makes it unusable? I noticed "Toggle overwrite" was using the Insert, but even if I turned it off, while all shortcuts were assigned to Insert, I still couldn't insert keyframes.

Anyone has a clue on this?

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    $\begingroup$ I could replace (on Windows) the I with Insert without problems. $\endgroup$ – lbalazscs Dec 19 '16 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Ibalazscs At least in the User Preferences you cant. Note that Niclas mentioned hovering over a property, then pressing "insert". In all other context's it works fine. $\endgroup$ – Leander Dec 19 '16 at 0:49
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed. Maybe this one is hardcoded and cannot be changed. $\endgroup$ – lbalazscs Dec 19 '16 at 1:02
  • $\begingroup$ Oh that's a pity. Instictively I keep pressing the insert button.. :P $\endgroup$ – Niclas Dec 19 '16 at 17:02

You can use autohotkey to make the insert key function as the "i" key when Blender is open.


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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, since a long time ago I got used to the I key and forgot that Insert would be logical:) I could also use Keyboard maestro for this. $\endgroup$ – Niclas Apr 8 '17 at 12:36

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