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How to save an image in uv editor even when closing blender?

I have a palette image in my uv editor to color my models, but every time when I close blender, I have to reopen it again, is there a way to save it in my workplace without reopening it always? THANKS
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How stop moving the view when entering walk mode?

When I enter walk mode, I want the view to stay in the same position. Here's what the documentation says: On activation the mouse pointer will move at the center of the view, and a cross marker will ...
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Navigation doesn't work in Layout mode

I can't move around in the viewport in layout mode. No zoom, No Hand move thing nothing. Did I change some setting by mistake? When im in sculpting mode it works kind of, but when I go back to layout ...
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'Undo' affects interface actions

Is there a way to prevent Undo from affecting actions done in Blender's UI? For example, let's say I do this: Go into weight painting mode Change the selected vertex group Paint a stroke Undo ...
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Subdivision Surface Modifier freezes Blender. With each subsequent processing for seconds

I am on Blender 2.83. with 8GB RAM, I5 3470 3.2 GHz, GeForce GTX 1050Ti. I am trying to learn procedural modeling with a tutorial and I've got problems with subdivisions. If I increase the ...
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Disable Overlays whenever Rendered view is enabled?

Is there a way to link the display of Overlays with Rendered view, so that when I'm previewing the render I'm really previewing only the render? It's always a 2-step process of enabling Rendered view ...
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Lasso Select not working when using with RMB selection (bug?)

Upon installing and launching Blender 2.9 (or 2.8) for the first time, one is presented with this choice: Select with Left Mouse Button or Right Mouse Button? Blender 2.9 splash screen on first launch:...
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blender 2.7 gesture inputs are discontinued?

I use wacom and searching for gesture input methods blender used to have. Please let me know where the option is?
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Set Custom Toggle Hotkey for Grease Pencil Stroke Tools not Working?

In Blender2.9, while trying to set a Custom Toggle Hotkey in User Preferences for GreasePencil-> Draw_on_Back command using wm.context_toggle_enum with context ...
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“Snap to” shortcuts don't work in 2.8/2.9

I'm really not sure what has changed in 2.8 with regard to how this menu's shortcuts are handled, but the way I had customized shortcuts for the Snap to elements in 2.79 is no longer working in recent ...
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How to migrate preferences and add-on in Blender 2.8 and later when installing a new version?

How are settings and add-ons migrated in Blender 2.8 and later? In 2.7 the splash screen had an option to import old settings. This is not present in 2.8. This answer looks very dated - How would I ...
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Can the Operator Panel in 2.8+ be moved?

I'm not liking how far the new Operator Panel encroaches into the working area of the Viewport. Is there a way to move it? The ability to truly minimize it now is a huge help. I'm just wondering if ...
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Is it possible to pin ALL panel sections?

Since moving from 2.79 to 2.9, one thing that bothers me about the new UI is that it takes more steps to find what I'm looking for in the Properties Panel (N Panel). Each "section" (if that'...
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Customizing a shortcut for the UV Editor no longer works in 2.8+

Customizing a shortcut to Snap Cursor to Selected in the UV Editor used to work in 2.79 The syntax to define this shortcut is no longer working in 2.8+ That syntax is: ...
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Customizing shortcuts in 2.8+ vs 2.79

In 2.79 I have the following keyboard shortcuts assigned for Edit Mode: Vertex Select: Cmd1 Edge Select: Cmd2 Face Select: Cmd3 Note: I'm using "Emulate Numpad", so I register a shortcut ...
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Unable to find object scatter addon in blender 2.9

I recently upgraded to blender 2.9. Though I have enabled Object-scatter addon, I couldn't find it using the search(f3) in the viewport. Where can I find that addon?
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Why is my FBX export translucent?

All my FBX exports are coming out translucent, it adds normal and alpha maps where there isn't supposed to. Here's what I do: Add a cube, give it a material with a “base color” texture: Export as ...
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Use thumbnail images list as a file browser

Let's say, for example, I want to modify an extra image list addon https://github.com/schroef/Extra-Image-List or any addon that uses thumbnails, so that the thumbnail list of the addon becomes a file ...
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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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V-Ray not supported in 2.83?

I want to get V-Ray rendering engine for blender and so I got it on Github (which is where you can get it) and when I go to install it, the install file says "upgrade to 2.8x required. I'm using ...
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How can I increase the size of the handles/keys in the Graph Editor?

I'm fairly sure I've seen tutorial videos where the handles and keys are larger and therefore more visible, but I'm not finding anything about changing the size of them in docs or on forums.
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Corner Pin Blender Screen Output (2.7 and/or 2.8)

I have several games made in BGE in 2.7 and some interactives I've made in 2.8 that are OSC controlled. These games/interactives typically are run into a projector and blown big on a building for the ...
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Invert Fly Mode Mouse Control?

When using Fly mode (Shift+F in the 3D view), moving the mouse up rotates up, and moving down rotates down. Is it possible to invert this so moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen rotates up?
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How do you use your system's Python with Blender?

As the title sais; I'd like to use my system's Python with Blender, instead of the internal one, but after searching for ~30 minutes I still couldn't find a way how, or at least not in words I ...
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Extra Keyboard Shortcuts for Porportional Editing?

It's nice to enable/disable proportional editing with O, but I'd like to switch between falloff settings with a keyboard shortcut. If I open the the menu and right click on an option, the "Assign ...
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Customize a shortcut to changing between different keymap

I used to work in Maya and I am learning Blender lately. The Industry Compatible is good but sometime in other windows (for example Dope Sheet) Industry Compatible's shortcuts are not as handy as ...
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In order to have “Blender” Key-config Preset with Set Origin, what is the python Identifier for Select With?

I prefer the "Blender 27X" Key-config Preset because I'm more used to it, but i want to change to the "Blender" Key-config Preset, so for instance i won't accidentally tell people ...
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Exporting custom settings and importing the on diffrent machine?

I have some preferences changed, enabled some addons, imported some more addons and also custom startup file. How can I save all of these to an external file/files and load them on a different machine?...
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Carrying UI Settings from Windows to Linux [duplicate]

I'm trying out Linux (Kubuntu 20.04), moving from Windows 7, just to see how I feel about it. I installed Blender 2.83 and I'm having trouble opening up the start up file I have saved away with the ...
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switching between wacom and mouse

It get crazy while switching between wacom and mouse as they need different kind of button actions or say "user preferences" For Example in wacom i can zoom using side touch strip. So free the ...
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Why doesn't Blender use Preferences->File Paths->Render->Render Output?

I want to save render outputs (including frames for animation rendering) in a particular directory. This can be done by setting the Startup file's Scene -> Output to that path. But it seems that if ...
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Installed add ons are not visible as separate tabs in sidebar

I have a problem with addons in all 2.8x blender versions (in 2.79 version it works propertly). All of addons are NOT visible in the right sidebar, as separate tabs. There are only visible in option &...
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I want to see tool descriptions when I hover my mouse over them

So I'm following tutorials to figure out and begin to use blender, but I have a problem. When they're going across the display, they'll hover the cursor over a tool, say for example Extrude Region and ...
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Is there a way to add a custom Pie Menu in 2.8?

Is there a way to make a custom pie menu in 2.8? I'd like to add one for switching between trackball and turntable navigation. It gets very annoying going into preferences when you just want to use ...
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Shift/Ctrl: Bind to mousebuttons 4+5 as secondary key

I'm using a 5-button mouse and like to assign Shift to MB4 and Ctrl to MB5. I could do this with the mouse software (Razer Synapse) itself, but often it does not switch back the profiles and I have ...
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Change color of edge Length Marking in Blender 2.83

I messed around with the preferences and changed various visual parameters in the 3D view port. Unfortunately I changed the color for the edge lengths and now I can't figure out which preference ...
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How to change the Viewport background color?

I'm trying to change the Viewport background color. But I can't seem to find the right settings. Anyone knows where to find it?
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Blender 2.83 not saving User Preferences and not loading recent files list

At each startup, Blender 2.83 seems to not load the list of recent files. It is not saving User Preferences as well. I edited a keymap (removed M for measure everywhere) and have to redo it every time ...
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Expand box/UI/drop down in AddonPreferences to show more user preferences

This Code works fine CodeManx:- https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/19158/78916, but how would I get this work in an AddonPreferences cutom boxex? I can get it to work but it references 'object' '...
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"Loop Cut and Slide in blender 2.80 beta?

https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/learning-blender-a/9780133886283/ch06lev2sec21.html Ctrl+R command exists, I have also found this command in Preferences. But ...
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Assigning two shortcuts for the same action

I'd like to assign two shortcuts to the undo action in blender 2.8 (ctr+z and middle mouse click) but I failed as it seems only one at time is possible. Is there any way to do so?
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Cannot save customized blender interface theme .xml

I have blender 2.83.1 installed via Steam, and i have 2.90 alpha downloaded from blender.org I've saved and customized interface themes in the past, and i followed the steps listed everywhere which ...
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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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Is it possible to save a preference for not showing the Menus in the Startup file?

I work on a small laptop and find the Menu Tabs (File, Edit, Render, Etc) prevent some of the Workspace Tabs from showing. I've found the Headers>Show Menu check box, but its annoying having to ...
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On linux, the mouse cursor is almost the exact same color as the gray background of the preview window

On linux, the mouse cursor is almost the exact same color as the gray background of the preview window, and because of that I keep losing track of my mouse. Pic: (The mouse cursor is in the red ...
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How to register scripts in the startup/scripts folder if they are inside a Sub-folder?

I know I can place a script in Blender's startup/scripts folder and it will register when you open Blender, which is what I normally do. However, I have a lot of scripts so I tried putting them in a ...
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How can you set Blender's Theme Preset with python

How can you set Blender's Theme Preset with python? I'm don't mean customize a few colors, I'm talking about loading one of the existing presets. Is there a simple command I can run?
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How to access the Kemap settings Preferences (Spacebar Action, Select Mouse button, etc) with python?

I use a python script to set up some startup preferences like this: bpy.context.preferences.view.show_tooltips_python = True However, there is a particular set of preferences I don't know how to ...
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3D Viewport Increase Selected Edge Thicknes

Looking for setting to change Edge thickness. Currently selected edges are to thin and difficult to see.

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