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

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How do I select and deselect only one object?

I am in "preferences >input> object mode / mesh" looking for the place i can change the default settings in order to being able to select one object with LMB and deselect it with MMB. I only found the ...
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Disable object automatic dragging after duplication

After duplication, objects automaticaly follow the mouse pointer, is there a way to disable this behavior?
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I accidentally removed the texture paint window on the left and now I can't continue,

I removed the window where you actually paint the textures (not painting the model but the image) and now I can't continue, how can I get the screen back
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Application Template on Blender 2.8 - Not working?

I´ve followed the application template install guide from the official manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/advanced/app_templates.html#app-templates Yet I don´t see my splash screen or ...
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How to make Blender keyboard shortcuts work in a non-Latin keyboard layout?

my keyboard has two layouts - Latin (English) and Cyrillic (Russian). Currently, in Blender 2.8, keyboard shortcuts work only with English layout - at least, on a Mac and Linux. Is there any way to ...
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Blender 2.8 how to change toolbar's tools?

I'm quite new to Blender and I've been using 2.8 to teach myself 3D modelling and more. Following a tutorial I must have done some kind of manipulation that changed my default selection tool from box ...
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Is there a way to change the color of the actual vertices?

By default in edit mode, the vertices are black, which can be a pain if outlining a reference image when the image is black. Is there a way to change the color of the vertices, or better yet set them ...
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Cycles left some squares in final render

does anybody know why I get this final render in CUDA Cycles. I get this results when I try to render with CPU and GPU together, like they have set different number of samples or CPU try to catch up ...
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Maya viewport navigation in 2.80?

I'm totally new to Blender and I was wondering if there is a way to set up the viewport so I navigate like in Maya: Alt+mouse buttons. I found the keymap in the preferences, deactivated the defaults ...
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Shrinkwrap moving below the surface

I am trying to use the Shrinkwrap modifier to wrap clothes around my model but some of the clothing is moving below the surface on some of my model. If I use a negative value for the shrinkwrap the ...
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How to show render-stamp for arbitrary values?

Is it possible to take arbitrary properties and display them in the render stamp as some other software do. (Click the image for larger version)
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Problems with set up Wacom pen middle click button…it is impossible to rotate view

My Blender version is 2.83.1 my Operating System is MacOS 10.15.5 Wacom Drivers 6.3.39-1 so...if I try to set up the first button as a middle click for having a rotating navigation control on my pen ...
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Custom hotkeys in pie menu (with out numpad)

Someone tell me how to change hotkeys in the Pie menu itself? The idea is to work only with right hand, not to reach for us and not to take hand off the mouse. That is, reassign numbers or replace ...
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Object-Specific, “Material Preview” Viewport Shading?

One of the ways I like to incorporate references into whatever I'm modeling is by inserting an image into the 3D space I'm working in. However, in order for the Texture Image I've added to show up, I ...
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Add confirm upon release event to a custom shortcut

I've changed shortcut for pan 3D view to spacebar + mouse movement and it works fine because at the bottom of the shortcut edit window there's a View3D Move Modal section that allowed me to tell ...
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Unable to use pen pressure in Blender using iPad

I’ve been having trouble enabling the pen pressure when using Blender grease pencil using my iPad connected to my PC using the EasyCanvas Pro app. The brush strokes I make stay the same size and ...
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How do I change the default blender controls to allow for left click drag/box select? Like in the maya preset controls

When you use the maya preset controls scheme left click and dragging allows you to use a drag/box select but in the default blender control scheme left click and dragging edits the geometry of the ...
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How to make multiple autosave? [duplicate]

I had experience that mt blender gone crashed, I try to open autosave file, but both original file and autosave file has gone corrupted, so I can’t open any of them, it happened sometimes when huge ...
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How can I adjust background color of blendfile previews?

Before Blender 2.74, the background of Blender files (not the 3D View, not the rendered picture, but previews in the Windows file manager) have matched the Horizon-Color setting in Blender Render (...
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“Stealing” Blender's Properties

I wrote s simple script that lets me manage Blender's geometry smoothing a little easier and faster but I'm struggling with something. Since I'm fiddling with the smoothing, I'd like to "Copy&...
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My Blender Pan, and Move don't work WORK [closed]

Nothing is working, I have tried Loading the factory settings, uninstalling and re-installing, uninstalling and updating, and lots of other stuff inside of blender i also deleted all of the files ...
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How can I change ALL “Context Menu” actions keybindings at once or do I have to manually select each every occurrence?

My question is Can I set ALL Context Menu actions at once or do I have to manually select each occurrence? I was adjusting some keybindings (blender calls them keymaps) I quickly realized blender ...
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How do I change the color of a wireframe object

How do I change the color of the cube (and the stuff behind it) to be different from the background color?
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Add own tab in User Preferences

How to add own tab in User Preferences? I want to customize some paths in my Blender plugin and gie this ability in User Preferences. How can I get control of User Preferences tabs or if this is not ...
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How change font size in the Info editor panel?

How to change the font size in the Info editor panel, Blender 2.91? It looks oversized compared to UI font sizes in all other panels and I cannot find any shortcut or menu to adjust the font size in ...
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Simple python code does not work

Not sure why this simple code does not work. I tried several things... but it only works if the values are statics . In this example I put one dinamic value (does not work) and another that works but ...
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How to get the file path of the current theme?

I have an addon that allows changing your current theme to a custom one using bpy.ops.preferences.theme_install(path), but I also want to allow going back to the ...
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How do I reset my keyboard Shortcuts?

By accident I added left mouse click as a shortcut for toggling fullscreen for the active window. That won't allow me to get back into user preferences to rechange it. Is there any other way to change ...
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objects in camera space for mockup GUI

I want to use blender for concepting video game UI. I'm looking for a way to have UI elements camera or screen space oriented. For example there are multiple loot chests in the scene and I want to ...
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Enable show keyboard-shortcuts in Toolbar?

Is there a way to preview the keyboard shortcuts of a common command in the standard toolbar much like this? I've been told I should use the F3/spacebar search options but retrieval adds time to ...
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Run code when addon is disabled through preferences but NOT when blender closes

I noticed that when it comes to addons, unregister() gets called both when disabling the addon AND when exiting blender. I have an operation I only want to perform if the addon is disabled from the ...
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How do I reset all of my view panels without having to do the click and drag method? [duplicate]

I would like to find a different solution to closing these windows without having to do the click and drag.
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Can screen layouts or workspaces be locked?

Is there a way to lock screen layouts so that when you change them while working, such as by switching editors around or resizing them, those changes don't affect the original state of the active ...
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I don't know how to reset the workspace

I messed up my workspace, here is how i want my workspace to look when i select uv mapping for example: but this is how it looks like on my screen:
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Open user preferences directly into Add-ons tab

I'm using a script to show the User Preferences dialog: bpy.ops.screen.userpref_show('INVOKE_DEFAULT') But it shows the preferences "input" tab, and I want it to ...
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User Profiles with specific Add-ons loaded? [duplicate]

Is there an option to create custom user profile that has all of the preference options saved to that profile? Would be wonderful to have my tools available to me, at least visually, always. But this ...
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How can I increase the length of the node editor's “name” input field?

Here's an image of what I mean: It gets annoying when working with names that are longer than the input box. Anyone know how to do this?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the render engine? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the render engine? I have looked through the keymap preferences and I cannot find one. Is there any way to make one? My computer takes a while to render with the ...
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How to activate different tool gizmos with shortcuts?

When I use S, R, or G it allows me to interact with the object in all directions but I would like that those commands just activate the respective manipulator.
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Is it possible to use the startup.blend UI layout in older files?

Is there a way to open files without changing the UI layout? Sometimes in older files the layout will be in the old 2.4x style, which can be annoying. One way would seem to be appending everything ...
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Re-order quick favorites in blender

How can I re-order my quick favorites (accessed by pressing the Q key) in Blender 2.83? I looked at How to change the Quick Favorites key in Blender 2.80 Beta? But I don't have them bound to any keys?
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Change the channel color in Dopesheet/Graph Editor

I am trying to change the color of the channels in the DopeSheet, Graph Editor and Timeline. Can somebody tell me where to change the yellow-ish color so I can actually read the channel names? I tried ...
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How to set Default Shader to Principled BSDF

I saw in this youtube demonstration, that this is possible. I just can't imagine where I can change the default shader. I want the diffuse white shader to be a diffuse white Principled BSDF when I ...
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How can I change the default settings for the material?

Every time I create a new Principled material, I want it to have a roughness of 1 and backface culling turned on. Is there a way to change these defaults? Generally speaking, how do I modify the ...
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How to create a custom shortcut for loop cut count?

I use a small Wacom tablet. So, I was wondering if it was possible to use those Express keys on the tablet to add or remove loop cuts after using the Ctrl+R shortcut to select loop cut.
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How to Work around Limited (single precision) FloatProperty for operators

I have several physically based parameters for creating meshes and materials, that are often extremely small, but make sense in the context they are. For example, in my operator I have something like ...
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What are these UI buttons?

What are these button called? I can't find them anywhere in the documentation or else online. Do they belong to a region/space/category? Can they be customized via scripts like making panels?
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Force scientific notation in Blender GUI

I have an addon in development, and create various meshes in it. I have several physically based parameters, that are often extremely small, but make sense in the context they are. I have in my GUI ...
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Customize Workspace and disabling editors

I've read a lot about this but I can't find a direct answer for 2.8. I would like to modify Blender's UI as to minimize clutter, since there are a lot of features I don't use. I've read that one can ...
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Blender 2.91 Drop Menus and Tooltips transparency and partial view problem

After installing Blender 2.91 version on my old (late 2009 iMac) all drop menus and tooltips are visible to me, only partially and transparent. How can I change it?

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