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

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How to change the Blender Console number of spaces used for indentation?

As I make myself comfortable scripting in Blender I use the Scripting workspace: the Text Editor and Python Console in particular. I've noticed that the Text Editor uses 4 spaces for indentation ...
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Load up default workspaces in older blender files?

I'm looking at models that were made in 2.7 and every time i have to add the layout workspace manually. Any way to have the default workspaces load up in every blend file? The old default workspace is ...
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How do I change the mouse mode in Compositor?

To be more specific, I have a scene I'm almost finished with, and am touching up by adding sunbeams in the compositor. However, at least as of Blender 2.82, every time I add the sun beams node, my ...
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Where do i find a button?

Can someone help me to enable this button? I have the same version as the one in the photo but i cant find this button, i think it may need to be enabled from somewhere. Here's the button im'm ...
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I cannot see my appended brushes in sculpt mode

...not only that, even AFTER completely uninstalling 2.8 and upgrading to 2.82a, (I was hoping to get rid of the brush icons and actually get the preview thumbnail + preferences toolbar that every ...
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Is it possible to disable errors being printed to the console?

I'm working on an addon that will do a lot of action in the same time. At each action Blender will check and print the Rig error in the console: This wastes a lot of time during the addon process ...
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Changing keyboard shortcut for 'Add / Shift+A'

I'm currently using Blender 2.79 as the latest version wont run on my machine. I'm trying to change the keyboard shortcut that is used for Shift+A in order to add ...
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Custom UI Bar Creation [duplicate]

How do you create a bar with an Add-on?
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Add-on Custom UI add icon [duplicate]

In the add-ons I am writing, I can only put text in the fields. I would like to add some icons. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.
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Where is the 'Windows draw method' option in 2.82?

I started using a stylus but Blender is lagging pretty hard in 2D animation when drawing (sluggish, stuck). I looked up for advice and many suggested to reduce the number of allocated threads in the ...
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Instancing not working the way I want it to

I am studying blender and I am at the instancing part and I am literally following the instructions on how to instance step by step and it is not working for me. These are the steps on the ...
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Are there any settings I can tweak to speed up blender?

I'm running blender on an older computer and it is a bit sluggish. Are there any settings I can change to get better performance out of the UI? I'm using blender 2.8
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How do I reset the scene?

Coming from Max I'm having a really hard time learning Blender (even with the 3dsMax Blender plugin that I activated). I want to reset the scene to default like 3ds Max File -> Reset. How can I do ...
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Can't assign new keymap: Unsupported key: Unknown

I can't change keymaps, I just get "Unsupported key: unknown". I am on a Mac with a Danish keyboard layout. Is anyone else experiencing this? Blender 2.82a OS: MacOS Catalina 10.15.4
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Blender not installing AutoRig Pro addon [duplicate]

I'm new to blender, but I've looked through a lot of the support forums and I still haven't been able to find my exact problem. I am running blender 2.81a I have been trying to install AutoRig Pro ...
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Why is the Tweak Tool different when using industry compatible keymap?

I'm using the industry compatible keymap. When i'm selecting the Tweak tool, it's simply moving the 3D cursor, which is the same functionality as the Cursor tool right beneath. This is different to ...
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can i change keyboard shortcut for move/rotate/size in EDIT mode?

I'm a 3ds max user wanting to switch to blender. To help me with the transition i want to change some keyboard shortcuts. More specificaly the shortcut for move/rotate/size. Don't want to change all ...
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Increasing text size in top left of viewport

I found the text size a bit hard to read as my screen is realtively small, so I managed find Edit/Preferences/Themes/Text Style where I could increase to 13 points from the default of 11 or so. This ...
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How can I control node values without input inside a group node?

I have created the node group, but I can't control the values inside.
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Skip hardware expensive nodes the inside node group with “switch node” (compositor)

I have some expensive nodes groups inside the node. There is no problem if I use this node only once in the node tree but as node is designed to be used multiple times I would like to have an option ...
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Source Filmmaker (SFM) Animation Set Editor and Control Light as Camera Equivalent?

UPDATE: I've figured out how to get to the other bones in the Outliner. It's a hierarchy system rather than control groups. Just gotta expand the armature group first and then expand either the ...
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Hiding node group input (compositor)

To compact my node (it will allow to add more adjustments) I would like to hide unused inputs. With dropdown list I could unhide chosen adjustment. That would be awesome if unhided adjustment will be ...
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How can I decrease x-ray alpha in 3D view?

Is there any way I can decrease alpha opacity so the edges in the back are less visible?
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How do I change Z offset in Blender 2.8?

I'm trying to get an object to show up in front of another. Where is the Z offset, and am I able to keyframe the value?
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Adding a whole preference panel for an app_template

I am the main developer of the BlenderFDS addon (http://www.blenderfds.org) that is used to describe building geometries for fire simulation with NIST FDS (https://pages.nist.gov/fds-smv/), an open ...
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in sculpt mode the circle disappears when brushing

the circle i'm talking about is this blue circle whenever i starts brushing with any brush in sculpt mode the circle disappears but i need it to be revealed. is there any way to keep it revealed i'm ...
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My Context Menu Is Gone For Edit Mode And Object Mode

Something weird happened and I cannot seem to trace what's causing it. By default, when you want to switch between Object Mode and Edit Mode you press Tab and the context menu appears right? Well ...
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Blender 2.8 won't let me import reference images [duplicate]

I have returned to blender after 6-7 months of not using it, and wow has it gone through some changes. I've been re-teaching myself this program, and have ran into a problem that people online can't ...
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Why I can't find A.N.T. Landscape in add-ons tab (Blender 2.80)

Why I can't find A.N.T. Landscape in add-ons tab (Blender 2.80)
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windows version : how to zoom using 2 finger pinch?

In mac version of Blender , i can zoom the 3d space using 2 finger pinch (on trackpad). in windows version , does anyone know any setting, where i can zoom using 2 finger just like in mac version. If ...
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Access for Shortcuts or Quickselection for Advanced Selection: new, extend, invert, intersect

Is there an GUI way (e.g. Assign Shortcut) to have quick access to advances selection methods? Or if not, is there an existing script or addon for this? I'd like to get it into Hotkeys, PieMenus or ...
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Addon Hairnet won't install [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the Hairnet add-on installed on Blender 2.8.1, but it won't show I've had the same issue since I found out about add-ons. It shows that it's in my Blender folder, but it doesn't ...
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Keep Operator Properties popup expanded

How do I keep the operator properties pop up menu expanded by default? I'd like to make it open by default, but I don't know how.
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store addon_prefs somewhere else?

Does anyone know how it's possible to separate the props from addon pref and do something like this below? ...
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bpy loading scene from new obj file - failed to set 44100hz [duplicate]

I saved the default cube and exported it as an obj file. I imported it in python no issue. ...
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How to resize Render window?

I don't want or need Blender to open a rendered image in a fullscreen window, and I cannot find a setting that allows me to change that. Anyone have any help on this? I just want it like a 1/4 of the ...
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How to save addon preferences?

How to prevent addon preferences from getting reset? Each time I disable an addon, preferences gets reverted back to default.
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Is there any way set the render border to be a different shape?

I want to render multiple 10000 pixel large image in blender, but the render border only has a rectangular shape (at least from my current knowledge), and it certainly causes unnecessary time because ...
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How can I increase reference image quality?

How can I increase the quality of reference images in Blender 2.8? The image I downloaded for reference is high quality, but after importing it as the reference image, it appears blurry when zoomed in....
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cant access my user preferences in 2.82

I just downloaded Blender 2.82 (because Ctrl Z kept crashing the program on 2.81) and I cant figure out how to access my old user preferences which took me hours to set up. I copied startup.blend and ...
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Is there a setting to hide full file path in Blenders title bar and show only the file name?

If I'm working with multiple Blender files it clutters my taskbar and worse, I can't tell which Blender instances contains what project. That's because it shows full file path to my open .blend file. ...
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What's the “deselect all” hotkey in Blender 2.8x?

Recently I've been trying to transition from an earlier version of Blender to 2.82. The UI is easy enough to figure out but the thing that really gets me is the bind to deselect all. In earlier ...
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Hold gizmo axis transformation shortcut

In 3D Viewport constructions is usual to rotate the visualization often, so as it's gizmo stay at top-left side of application I observed me moving the mouse a lot. There would be a keyboard shortcut ...
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Not rendering the background

I've seen people rendering single objects in Cycles without rendering the background I know about the transparent option and I've enabled it, problem is that Cycles still spends a good amount of time ...
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Gizmo UI looks too small

In Blender my Gizmo looks like this: But everyone else's seems to be like this: I don't know what I messed up. I went over Preferences > Themes but only found settings fo Gizmo colors. How can I ...
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Is losing my settings upon updating a problem with the steam version of blender?

At the moment I use steam to keep blender up to date, but I think since 2.8 (or maybe 2.79 didn't update often enough for me to notice) I've been losing my settings with every update. Is this just ...
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Virtual Reality (2.82), Scene Inspection: how to enable it?

Following the 2.82 release notes, in the "Preferences" section of this link, I effectively have the "experimental" tab but it is empty. How can I have the virtual reality options enabled? In the ...
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How can I disable all pie menus in Blender 2.8?

I really want to disable all pie menus in Blender 2.8 and switch them back to traditional style. Is this possible?
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How can I get a list shows which add-ons are enabled by user?

I want to know which add-ons in Blender 2.79 are enabled by me.
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Insert Keyframe menu will only show up when factory settings are loaded

Blender novice here. In Blender 2.81, the Insert Keyframe Menu will no longer appear in the 3D viewport when I press the "I" key. But pressing "I" when hovering over the Dope Sheet will still bring up ...

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