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The command/opt/shift key assigned to the side button of the mouse does not respond only within blender

I am using blender v3.3.4 for MacOS. I have set up three different keys, command/opt/shift, on the side button of the mouse, but none of them respond within blender and I am having trouble. When I ...
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Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version

Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version. It used to work properly, I don't know what happened and it is not working anymore. I've searched for ...
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How to turn on indictor of center of rotation

Sorry, I don't know what this thing is called or how to turn it on. Here's what I know: I use Blender on a Mac Studio and also on a MacBook Pro. On the Mac Studio, in the center of the 3D viewport is ...
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Blender 3.6 - N and T Menus won't display

Blender 3.6 - I have a number of saved BLEND files - that refuse to open the N and T menus in any of the tabs. There is a little caret at the top that moves from the respective edge where the top of ...
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Is there a way to retain an Add-On's preferences when updating the Add-on?

I have a couple of preference properties (string, boolean, float) in my add-on and they all have a default value in their defining statement. When I install an update to my add-on, the previously ...
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Editing Mode Alt+MMB Keymap Name

Blender has a feature to rotate/orbit the viewport while editing an object in the edit mode which is Alt + Middle Mouse Button click-drag. I want to change it to an Alt + Right Mouse Button. However, ...
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Blender 4.0: Rigify Rig Layers on Viewport Ntab not populating. Blender 3.6 works ok

Setup: Blender 4.0.2 Animation with two (2) Rigify-rigged characters in same scene. Problem #1: 3D Viewport; Ntab; 'Item/Rig Layers' is blank (not populated). '../Rig Main Properties' and '.../...
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Few questions about pivot points

I'm total noob when it comes to Blender, so sorry about stupid question(s) :) I have noticed that Blender users love their keyboard shortcuts, and there are lot of them! And its a bit overwhelming to ...
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Blender image editor path on Linux

I'm running Blender on the latest version of Mint and was wondering how could I set up Edit->Preferences->File Paths->Image Editor path to Krita. I have an appimage installed but that does ...
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Indent Guideline in Text Editor

Does the text editor have a feature that shows the indentation of the code? If it does, that would be nice to know.
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Got the new Blender 4.0 (this time portable), but it still stores all the addons and preferences like a regular version in App Data [duplicate]

It`s Win 10. I copied Blender foundation folder to the D drive and pointed it the preferences but doesnt give a damn. Any ideas pls?
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Can portable version pick up settings from the previous one like normally installed ones?

I`m planning to move to portable releases of Blender and I wonder, will I have to reset every new version manually, or will it import settings as well?
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Why does Blender 3.6 not save addon preferences?

I unchecked several addons that I dont use and checked otehrs that I need, and theres checkbox Automatic save preferences, yet, it`s all the same after the next launch
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No "asset library" drop down menu in file paths in blender preferences

I want to add an asset path to blender but there's no possible option for this. It seems to be completely removed for some reason. There's nothing I can try really, pls help :)
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Is there a way to Increase the "Thickness" of an Empty?

The empties are really thin and hard to see sometimes. Is there a way to increase the thickness of the empties?
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Is it possible to install old themes and icons in Blender 3.6.4?

I would like to know if it is possible to install old themes and icons in the current version of Blender. If possible, is it recommended to do so? Can I have problems using an old theme? This question ...
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Why won't Blender keep the render cache where I set it?

I have set my animation render settings in preferences to an image folder on my system, and yet when I render, the output path has set it in some random place that I cannot find. I can also find no ...
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Python scripting a custom Geometry Node to generate another Geometry Nodes

I am scripting a custom Geometry Nodes(hosted by “Cube”) with python to initiate another Geometry Node from another object(i.e. Plane). I tried this using a template searched from the internet. I didn’...
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Repeat Last Action Doesn't Work

So yeah, after the last few updates, shift + R (the repeat function) doesn't work. For instance, if I duplicate a cube, move it to the right of intial cube and press Shift + R, nothing happens. I'm ...
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can't access the context mesh menu

Every time i click with the RBM just appear the vertex context menu or the edge or the face context menu but never the mesh context menu and i can't resolve that problem. I try to change the keymap to ...
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Can't move objects with ipad

The object moves when you drag it by pressing the g key and without clicking the mouse. But when I move an object with the ipad, I cannot move the mouse on the screen without clicking. Is it possible ...
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Problem in selecting mesh in 2.7 version of blender

So I was doing a tutorial that requires 2.79 version but the problem is when you left click the 3d cursor moves so how can we change the key to select a mesh.
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Why did Blender remove the "Add Image" option? [duplicate]

In the top left corner of the viewport, underneath "add" there used to be the option of adding an image (among other options) as seen in the screenshot below: And now he option has been ...
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Can Blender create a curved surface from vertices and a custom formula? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use blender to create a curved surface based on an original formula instead of the one used to create NURBS? The way curved surfaces are created by computers is, for each conceivable ...
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Copy a float exactly in an object attribute

I'm looking for a way to copy exactly the value of a float into the attribute of a Blender object, but I see a loss of precision on the last 5 digits. For example I want to copy -0.18958371707600324 ...
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Is it possible to use blender to create a curved surface based on an original formula instead of the one used to create NURBS?

The way curved surfaces are created by computers is, for each conceivable point on a rectilinear surface, a formula is applied which evaluates the position of control vertices to determine where in ...
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Why does blender's python use system python's site_packages?

Please read carefully this is not about installing packages with Blender's python, but rather their reverse - ignoring system packages. I DO NOT WANT Blender to use the packages in ...
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Asset Library not shown in preferences

How can i activate the asset libraries in preferences if its not shown?
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Can you bind mouse keys (i.e. use one of the buttons instead of shift)

I've tried searching for this but can't see any solutions for the newer versions. Basically, I want to assign one of my extra mouse buttons to be 'shift' so I can pan without touching the keyboard. I ...
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How do I make double tap shortcuts?

I want to change the view angle shortcuts like Numpad1+Ctrl to double tap Numpad1, similar to pressing G twice to do something different than just pressing G once. Is it possible to do this? I read ...
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Older settings did not load after newest 3.6 update!

I recently updated to 3.6 and the usual "load older settings" prompt came up. I clicked on it but it didn't seem to do anything? My addons are all gone and I tried reverting to an older ...
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Cursor offset on a large monitor in Windows 10

Using Blender with a large monitor (22" or 24", I've tried both), resolution 1920x1080, scaled 100% with Windows 10, Blender adds extra height between the header bar and the menu bar. This ...
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Please tell me how to change the setting of the change value of the numerical slider

Clicking the left or right button of the value slider changes the value by 0.1. I want to change the numerical value of this change to something like 0.05 or 0.25. I know that Ctrl and Shift can be ...
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3D print toolbox is missing from Add Ons

I'm new to 3D printing and I would like to use blender to generate some simple models. I've used it before, but I am still a novice. The first thing every instruction set mentions when trying to make ...
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Undo stops wroking after undoing something 5-10 times [duplicate]

guys. I am pretty new to Blender and undo is my main tool, but it works really weirdly in Blender in my opinion(at least by default). Sometimes it lets you undo 10 steps, sometimes 20 steps, and ...
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How to embed file browser into the Blender addon interface

I'm trying to find a way to display the items in the target folder in the addon interface, i.e. like in the Blender file browser: I tried to make a text picture for an example: ...
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How to use more VRAM?

I recently bought a graphics card with 12 GB in memory, but when I model complex scenes I see very little amount of VRAM in use, and some times it gets very laggy in the viewport at less than 25% VRAM ...
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How to disable "Pick Shortest Path" > "Fill Region" option by default?

Is there a way to disable this option by default when using the "Pick Shortest Path" operator? It's extremely unintuitive that this is enabled by default when it's so rarely useful.
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Keymap from previous version aren't working in the version 3.5

I was using version 2.91 and today I decided to move to the last version but I faced a problem, when I import the keymap from the previous version it simply doesn't work. I opened the keymap file from ...
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Pure VRAM information excluding system RAM on Linux status bar

My AMD RX 6600XT has only 8GB of VRAM, but Blender 3.5.0 on Linux (kernel 6.2.9) is displaying 23.6GB. I think it includes system RAM. How can I make Blender show actual VRAM usage only EXCLUDING the ...
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Is there any smart trick to locate Keymap names belonging to specific identifiers?

I don't know if I've phrased my question right, but I always find it super hard to locate the actual location of keymaps in situations where I know (and see) the operator/identifier in the Key-Binding ...
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How do I configure Blender 2D view?

I had a previous version of Blender in which I was able to configure it to Alt + Right Click and it would activate 2D View and which ever direction I would drag to, it would snap the camera to that ...
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How does blender make native icons with different colors?

I'm making an addon for blender and I want to change the color of the native icons used in the custom layout for a better visual experience. I made this simple grid to display all possible icons, but ...
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Is there a way to clean keymaps belonging to orphaned add-ons?

CASE: Prior to reinstalling Blender I exported a Keymaps.py containing my favorite keymaps. After importing the keymaps in vanilla Blender, I ended up with a ton of redundant keymaps belonging to add-...
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How to add multiple startup files, with different names? [duplicate]

How is it possible (with or without coding) to create more startup options without replacing the old ones?
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Intended way to change object color outline during modal?

Let's say, when you moving the object (by pressing G) the outline color would change to white during operation. Since I don't know how to achieve that, so i tried to implement that by changing the ...
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Trouble with Blender preferences file not loading

I'm having trouble with Blender not loading my preferences file. Every time I open Blender, I get the message "Read prefs: C:\Users\Komil\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.4\config\...
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Is there a way to show different objects in two 3D view scene?

I want to show all the objects in the left 3d view window(1 ball, 1 cone, 2 cubes), and only show part of all objects in the right 3d view window (2 cubes). Is there a way to implement this or is ...
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Asset Libraries file paths don't show in preferences

If I open blender directly using blender icon, I can see the asset library paths I have saved, but if I open a saved file, textures don't show and there are no paths in the asset library in ...
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Assign NDOF button action

In Blender 3.6.0 under Ubuntu 22.04 I'm trying to configure my SpaceMouse Compact buttons. In the configuration panel I first tried to emulate a keypress: but in Blender it has no effect. Then I ...
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