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I make a new scene, create a light, any light press R and it doesn't rotate the beam of light at all. I am sure I have rotated lights before. Is there something I am missing?

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see if you have 'Manipulate Center Points' checked on. If so, turn it off. enter image description here

ps:Point Lights don't rotate.

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  • $\begingroup$ I switched it on and off still doesnt rotate. the spotlight does but the sun doesn't $\endgroup$ – Dave Goateze Mar 6 '17 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ You can restore factory settings (File>Load Factory Settings). If you have a customized startup and don't want to loose it, can you post your configuration files? (blender.stackexchange.com/questions/23338/…) $\endgroup$ – Secrop Mar 6 '17 at 1:09
  • $\begingroup$ does the sun just not rotate? $\endgroup$ – Dave Goateze Mar 6 '17 at 1:50
  • $\begingroup$ The only visual clue that the sun is rotating is a thin dotted line showing the direction. $\endgroup$ – sambler Mar 6 '17 at 7:15

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