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Questions pertaining to changing Blender's default settings and user preferences.

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how to set keybinds to disable in viewport and render blender 3.0

I'm looking for a way to set keybinds for disable in viewport and disable in render because I have a ton of selected objects that I would like to disable all at once. I cant find the option for these ...
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Is it possible to make outline/frame color different based on vertex, edge and face mode?

When in editing mode and switching between vertex, edge or face views I often find myself forgetting which one I am in. I was wondering if it is possible to change color of the outline / frame (which ...
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Fully disable node auto-offset

The node editor's auto-offset feature can be disabled under the View menu. However, any time you open a new node editor window, it will be enabled by default in that window. I am looking for a way to ...
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tab does not switch to edit / object mode

On my main computer I press tab to switch between edit mode and object mode. But on my second computer (with the same blender version 3.01 installed) hitting tab just opens the radial menu where I can ...
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Customizing colourramp node to have individual slider location and colour inputs

I have some python experience but not in blender. I am trying to customize the colourramp node so that each slider's location and colour can receive inputs. Like this: when new sliders are added the ...
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I broke something and I'm not sure what

I think I messed up my controls. Rather than zooming, my scroll wheel now scrolls through frames. And my middle mouse button seems to be snapping my view.
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How can I change the drop shadow of a node?

I think I just tried every setting I could find, but I can't solve the puzzle: All the colors of the nodes can be changed in the Blender Preferences under Themes, just not the shadow cast of the nodes....
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When using inches, can you change how much dimensions panel steps?

I've set up my blend file to use inches for length, but noticed that in the Transform panel the steps are still stepping 100cm at a time. Is it possible to change this behavior?
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Prefs not saved

I have created mm prefs in different options, but when I open a new file in blender - it all gone, I should change everything for mm again. Of course, I pressed " save prefs". How can I ...
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Want to edit Snap Utilities Line script

I recently found the inbuilt blender add-on "Snap Utilities Line". I think it could potentially be very useful for me but I would like to make a few simple changes to it. 1) I would like it ...
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Can't enable SketchUp Add on

I see the checkbox for the SketchUp add-on in the preferences, but cannot enable it. Using Blender 3.1 and Sketch Up Pro 2022 Add on: SketchUp Importer 0.23.0 Please help, thanks a lot
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Blender 3.1. use_gpu_subdivision, How can I turn that Option on with python code?

How can I turn that new 3.1 Blender Feature Use GPU Subdivision with Python code? I tried with bpy.types.PreferencesSystem.use_gpu_subdivision = True but it doesn't ...
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How to adjust "Display in render preview" settings in Eevee?

Hey it's the curious Juan again, Can anyone explain why does my render in "Display in render preview" mode look so different from what is shown in the tutorial: https://youtu.be/VFqOkVZp7t0 ...
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How to set default properties?

Let me explain by examples. I want the Mirror modifier always having Clipping ON, the object gizmos are being shown by default and so on. I know Blender is flexible and you can assign a shortcut for a ...
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I have a problem with face orientation

I bought a new laptop, installed Blender 3.0 and noticed that the face orientation display is very ruffled. Reinstalling to an older or newer version didn't help. There is no such problem on the old ...
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Blender 2.x and 3.x start takes several minutes

I´m using blender on different machines. On my private device it´s running and starting without problems. On my company device it´s starting super slow and takes up to 2min to start. Once blender is ...
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Is There A Customizable User-Defined Button Tray?

Does Blender have a built in tool, or is there an addon (or addon/ui designer) that would allow me to have a button tray with user-defined buttons? Basically I would like to have a tray with specific ...
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How do I access a theme property in the Preferences in 2.93 with Python?

I am trying to write a script to make the Dope Sheet bigger. In Preferences it would be ThemeDopeSheet.keyframe_scale_factor Have tried several ideas but nothing ...
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Cannot install SketchUp addon

I’m trying to add the add-on for SketchUp, so I can import my project to blender. I already have install the add-on but I’m not able to checkmark the box so it can be enable? I don’t know what to do. ...
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Is there a MAP of Blender Preference Customization Items?

Is there A MAP of what each ITEM that can be changed in Preferences is called? For someone new to this Blender thing, it's like having a LIST of NAMES of the US States, and a MAP of the United States, ...
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How to change User Preference Color of Viewport Object Info

Preferences/Viewport/Show Object Info, View Name and Playback FPS have checkboxes to tirn ON or OFF. BUT!!! No way to CHANGE their color. How to change their color?
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how do i deactivate these random zooms while rotating an object?

i use the logitech master mx3 and i rotate an object by holding the middle mousebutton (mousewheel) and move my mouse. but somehow there are random zooms while i press the mousewheel to rotate the ...
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Blender 3.0 constantly checks on "Depth" option in Orbit & Pan options

This didn't happen before in 2.xx versions. I start a new project or load older project and start working and camera starts jumping around like crazy. I go into option and this nasty option is turned ...
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How can I change Blender's Scripts Path in preferences with Python?

I tried scripting with Blender but I am stuck on this problem. I want so change the Scripts Folder from the Blender Preferences (Preferences → File Paths → Scripts ) Is it possible to do this with ...
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How to remove extra animation actions in blender?

I usually make extra actions accidently. and the problem is that they always make my project untidy and I don't know how to delete 'em. I searched in google but I didn't find any good way for doing ...
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Blender Preferences > System > Memory & Limits = RAM or VRAM?

I'm trying to optimize my Blender 3.0 under Windows 11 and I occasionally get a render error stating that I've run out of "GPU Memory." Blender Preferences > System offers various memory ...
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How can I make the text of my panel in bold or italic? this is blender python related

Basically what I want is to make my panel header in bold and other text in my panel to be italic. For example: I want the text 'settings' with the preferences icon to be in bold. This is the code for ...
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Is there a way I can setup my default view of Shading or Sculpting window?

Is there a possibility to change my default view of let's say Shading window in Blender, so that I don't have to adjust it in every project (Size of the windows, types of the windows etc) Thanks in ...
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Adding custom meshes: can I edit a CollectionProperty in the pop-up UI?

As a relative newcomer to python (but not to programming in general) I tried my hands at making custom meshes using blender python templates and tutorials, but now I am stuck at a rather cosmetic ...
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How do I change viewport alignment of newly created objects with a python command?

I'm making a custom pie menu with a pie editor addon and wanted to have some buttons with options that will let me change the default alignment of newly created objects from "world", "...
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header is hidden

I have a few blend files that no matter how many times I quit and reopen them the header is hiding behind the other tools (I don't know what any of it is really called) but anyway as you can see below ...
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Create Custom UI list with String Objects and store them to addon itself [duplicate]

I want to recreate this kind of Menu UI, don't care about the color swatches in front of those. Just need a functionality to add using that plus sign, and I get a new string variable as these and can ...
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Can I change face selection transparency?

I want to reduce face selection alfa, because, for example when I setting up UV often I just can't see the result, until I deselect. I tried to search how to change it in preferences, but didn't find ...
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Change the default moving distance [duplicate]

In Blender, I can move the model in default distance by holding the control. However, can I change the default moving setting by myself?
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Addons Do Not Show Up in User Preferences

I have installed many addons in the past with no problem. However, after reinstalling Blender, it no longer detects the custom addons in the user preferences at all. I have used the manual "...
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Blender 3.0 preferences problem

I've been having this problem since I downloaded blender 3.0 (Final Release). Whenever I try to save my preferences, it shows: "Cannot save preferences" and "Cannot save old file with @&...
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What is the meaning of this chain link icon in keymap preferences?

What is the meaning of this chain-link icon in keymap preferences marked with arrow an arrow in the screenshot?
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How can I add a new menu to the shader editor with a shortcut?

am trying to add a menu into the shader editor that can be accessed by SHIFT Q shortcut, if i add the same menu in the 3d viewport it works but not in the editor my code ...
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Loop Cut Indicator Color - Preferences Settings in 3.0?

The Loop Cut & Slide indicator line (in the 3D viewport, in Edit mode) changes color with some themes, so it has a setting in Preferences, but I haven’t been able to find it. Also checked the ...
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How Disable image preview blender files on windows 10?

I accidentally enabled the tool to provide blender image preview files in Windows 10 but wanted to disable it. (I've attached a picture of what I'm talking about) I've tried uninstalling blender and ...
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I can't select objects when I deactivate overlays

When I deactivate overlays I can not see any lines on the object and I can't see wich vertices, edges or faces I have selected. I just started using blender yesterday and I made a model. Everything ...
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Objects not visible in EEVEE renderings [duplicate]

My objects are not showing up in EEVEE renderings. They also aren't showing up in Viewport Shading: Rendered. You can see their outline and they show a checkerboard pattern as if they are transparent ...
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How do I make it so when I rotate my model using the numpad it stays in orthographic instead of perspective by default? [duplicate]

I'd like for my numpad rotations to be in orthographic instead of perspective.
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Custom nodes via Python?

I read about node group as a way to develop custom node via using existing nodes in Blender. However, I was wondering if it is possible to write a custom node e.g. a custom geometry node, from scratch ...
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Is there a way to make edited Studio Lights the default setting in Blender 3.0?

I'm in the process of transitioning from Blender 2.79 to Blender 3.0, and I've been messing with the Studio Lights (Preferences > Lights > Studio Lights) and made it as close to 2.79 as I ...
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Blender 3.0 doesn't give me the option to load 2.93 settings

I just downloaded Blender 3.0 and usually when downloading a new version I'd get a button the the splash screen allowing me to load my previous version's settings, but I don't have this button in 3.0. ...
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store custom data to blender file (json text)

I am trying to write/read custom data in blender files (a json text in this case). For that I want to use my custom addon. But there are some requirements about how this data is stored: Ideally this ...
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Change active object line

Good Morning, I have Blender 2.92 and I think I have a problem with the orange lines that the active objects have in the 'Object Mode'. Active objects have a double orange line, but I have seen in ...
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Can't see cycles render devices

I can't see cycles render devices in system tab. I use 2.93.6.
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Save the path in custom property

I have added a string property as a path in the preferences. What can I do so that this path is automatically saved like all other preferences? The Property is set up like this: ...
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