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

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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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Blender 2.9. Flip Region missing?

UPDATE: The "screen: flip region" command from the Menu Search is either accidentally or intentionally missing from both stable, beta, and experimental versions of Blender 2.90. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to customize the zoom border behavior?

I wrote up a simple script. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Having trouble making a keymap work when mouse button is released

I'm trying to bind view3d.navigate to middle mouse button so that it's only activated while the buttons is pressed. I'm having trouble getting it to deactivate. I'...
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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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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 do I adjust the sensitivity of zooming and panning?

Recently when I was using Blender, I accidentally did some sort of keystroke that messed up my navigation settings. The sensitivity of zooming, panning, and orbiting was knocked to almost zero, and I ...
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How do I change material render preview?

I want to change the render material preview by removing the floor in the preview and replacing all the lighting and environment in it with an hdri image, and setting an image as a background, so that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blender Keymap presets - how do they work exactly?

I'm having trouble understanding the keymap presets system. I create a new keymap preset, then with that preset selected I go and edit some keys. Then I go back to the default Blender keymap but... ...
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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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How to remove outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnails in the Blender file browser?

There are outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnail in the Blender Browser, how do I remove them? And if possible, is there a way to remove the logo that shows the file type? I ...
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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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Why does choosing the 'Windows Ink' tablet API mean I can't navigate in the viewport using my stylus?

I'm new in Blender, so I have some problems working with "Grease Pencil". Obviously when you use a graphic tablet with "Grease Pencil", to achieve good smooth curvature of strokes ...
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How to set Ctrl+MMB to Orbit?

How do i set my MMB + Ctrl to orbit. What is the hotkey term in keymap settings? Very much grateful for any suggestions, Stewart
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How do I enlarge the mouse pointer in Blender 2.83?

The cross-hair pointer in Edit mode is too small for easy location. I believe earlier versions of Blender had a 'Large Cursor' option in the Display section of Preferences. Can someone tell me whether ...
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need help property window way zoomed out on ui [duplicate]

Not really a 3d question but I pressed a button and.. the property window is zoomed out a ton how can I get it back to normal I do not know what button I pressed. I have tried middle mouse button I ...
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Move/Rotate/Scale selected Object by Arrow Hotkeys?

I feel a bit stupid to ask, but is it possible to move/rotate/scale my object by arrow hotkeys (left=Move, Down=Rotate, right=scale, up=gizmo). This i believe would really speed up my workflow. It ...
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Hotkey to Frame all Objects into viewport?

Is it possible to set hotkey F to View/Frame All objects into all viewports, and if any objects are selected will frame that object within all view ports as well with key F. I would be very grateful ...
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How to create a progressive coil spring in Blender 2.82?

I've been trying to create a coil spring with a progressive elongation of the spiral in the Z direction and so far have been coming up short. Seems like it's possible to scale the radius easily enough,...
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The metalic look of the material looks opaque [duplicate]

My final renders look "opaque", "poor","doll", "boring" in comparison with my viewport shading and i don't know what to do to improve it. (I use Cycles render) ...
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Can I adjust the rendered view background?

The new rendered view background bothers me a lot. The big checkered background literally hurts my eyes to look at it. Is there a way to adjust it on 2.83 or do I have to change it back to 2.81? ...
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Is there a way to change the color of keyframes?

Is there a way to change the color of keyframes on the timeline? For example, I would like all the keyframes associated with the Left Leg to be Blue and the Right Leg to be Green.
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How to set fast the same customizations that i had in the previus versions of Blender?

I have installed the new version of Blender 2.83, is very cool but now i have lost all customizations that i had in the 2.80 version. For exemple "Quick Favorites" or the layout. So there is a fast ...
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Is there a way to store a workspace with a scene & auto-recall it when changing to that scene?

In my .blend file i have one scene called Master, which has a VSE containing other scenes in the file as strips. While editing the other scenes i need to be working in a 3dview panel. While editing ...
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How to hide the main menu and the toolbar of the 3D View?

I'd like to hide the main menu and the toolbar of the 3d View: How can I do this?

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