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

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How do I add a UI Button to change view layer to a specific view layer

I'd like to be able to change the view layer of my scene via UI buttons. I currently have rendering of different layers working on different buttons, but I keep running into errors or having it simply ...
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Is there a way to let a user pick from a list of possible inputs in Geometry nodes? (<=Blender 3.2.0)

Say you have a node tree which generates different versions of an object (preferably named options (e.g. distributed_along_x, random, uniform)). You want the user to be able to pick a version without ...
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Customize Info Editor

Is there a way to extend the range of commands what actually Info Editor logs? It seems there are actions with records on the log and actions without any logs. For example: If I create a box object it ...
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macos: how to pan with three fingers instead of shift + 2 fingers?

By default, panning on macos is done with SHIFT + 2 fingers move. How can I replace this behavior by ...
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Decimal Places - how to implement feature from "blender.developer.org"?

How to implement to my blender Decimal Places? I found this (https://developer.blender.org/D14095) very usefull for my furniture project. Some advice? thank you in advance! (Picture download from ...
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Change alpha background grid colours

I suffer from photo sensitivity issues, is it possible to change the background grid colours when rendering to a transparent image? Preferably both shades to a mid, flat grey so as not to induce ...
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Blender Portable 3.2 doesn't look for preferences in the installation directory

When I was using Blender 3.1, my preferences were stored in C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.1\config, which is where they should be for a portable version of Blender. When I upgraded ...
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Not seeing AddonPreferences after registering

I'm sure I am just doing something stupid here, but whenever I create an addon preferences class and register it, I am not seeing it appear in ...
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Retrieving the index number from my custom list in UI

Hello I am still new to Blender and learned Python 2 weeks ago. (I have previous experience in C) I found a good example for creating a Custom list for objects on here and it works splendidly. however ...
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Is there a "read-only" mode?

When I'm working with Blender, I usually have some references lying around, either images (using tools like PureRef) or other models. When I look at other models, I open another instance of Blender ...
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Why are my blender hotkeys changing?

Whenever I try to click an object in the scenes panel, my hotkeys go haywire: Left mouse button stops working (I can't deselect, select, drag, etc) None of the grab, scale, delete, etc hotkeys work ...
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how to permanently remove a modifier from the UI panel?

I always click the "Skin" modifier accidentally which freezes up my program, i never use this modifier. Is there a way to permanently remove this from the GUI so i don't have to bother ...
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My custom Keybinds keep resetting each time I open Blender

I have saved my preferences each time I change my keybinds, but when I next open Blender, I find all my keybinds have reset back to their defaults.
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call the unregister function of any addon by its file name, addon name, or file path

I need to call the unregister function before disabling the addon. I can get this information about the addon: ...
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New key binding not implemented for the influence of proportional editing

As I'm working on a laptop with a trackpad, and without a mouse, and I've re-assigned the key bindings to increase/decrease the influence for proportional editing to alt+page up (to increase) alt+...
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How to save User Preferences With Python without using bpy.ops.wm.save_userpref()?

The question is very short, so it is simply this: How can I save user preferences, without using bpy.ops.wm.save_userpref()? I'd like to create a function that ...
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Preferences: Change time it takes to animate to specific Numpad view

I remember there was a setting in preferences where you can change the time it animates to the selected Numpad view. Like if you ...
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How do I disable/enable addons from my list?

I want to have 2 buttons. One returns to the standard list of addons (includes from the list, disables others). The other one enables mine (and disables all others). update Problem is that some addons ...
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Is there a trick to getting Blender to save my undo preferences?

I've used Blender for about a week. Every time I open a file, I have to change the undo preference from 32 to 256. It never saves this preference permanently. After using it for a few hours, it will ...
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Blender 3.1.2 Can't Save Preferences or Remember Recent Projects?

I'm using version 3.1.2 on Windows, and any time I open up the software, it's as if I'm opening it for the first time, every time. The Open recent option is always empty, the saved bookmarks in the ...
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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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