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Questions pertaining to Blender's user interface, such as theming, scripting and operating the interface.

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How to make the UI interractive to it's size?

in this little addon i try to make an asset management system. I'd like that the number of assets per row are adapting in real time to the size.x of the window or maybe the other way around: the size ...
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I Can't MackBook Pro touch tap to click

Most interface windows are clickable. But in windows like collection window and pie browser, I just hover over it, not click. I'm using a MacBook Pro 15 "2015 mid version.
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Any way to click and drag the pivot point?

Maya has a great feature that lets you enter a mode where you can click and drag the pivot point to wherever you want. Blender as far as I can tell only lets you move it to 2D cursor or current ...
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Synchronize the scene with the workspace (layout) in Blender 2.8

As Blender was upgraded from 2.79 to 2.8, the scene's dependence on the workspace(layout) was removed and separated. Nice update but I found it uncomfortable compared to 2.79. Below I will describe ...
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Thumbnail preview image default to Viewpoint instead of Camera

Is there a way to save a .blend file und generate the thumbnail from the image of the current viewport?
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my menu material is different from most people's menus on the internet, how to replace it? [duplicate]

This is my material menu look like meanwhile this is most people material menu look like in most youtube tutorials https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/5/5a/Blender-Diffuse-and-Color.png/363px-...
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How do a create a foldout UI panel?

I have an add-on with rather a lot of UI options and am trying to find a way to clean it up so that not all the options need to be shown at once. I've noticed that some of the default tools have ...
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No playback buttons when animating in Graph Editor or Dope Sheet

The small playback buttons when viewing "Timeline" vanish when in the Graph Editor or the Dope Sheet. Is there a way (other than hotkeys) to bring that little strip of buttons back. There is room ...
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Reset Blender inputs?

I am NOT looking to factory reset my ENTIRE blender, i am just looking to reset the default key map, i did something, an option popped up to change binds and before i could react i mis-clicked and am ...
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Alt Cmd Ctrl keeps switching to playback mode,

Hi my name is Leety and i'm an professional 3D artist. recently i decided to switch to blender 2.8, but i keep having this annoying problem which i wish to fix before i could go any further... any ...
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How To Enable Tool tip Hints

Not sure what I did but I no longer see the keyboard shortcuts for something when I hover over the TMenu. For example when in edit mode if I would hover over Loop Cut it used to say "Shortcut: ...
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Stop pie menu from coming up from ctl z

Every time I try to undo with Ctrl Z my pie menu comes up to ask me what view mode I want. Can I block this from coming up. I don't like pie menus. Using Blender 2.8 cycles.
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How do I escape from the cancel status?

I accidentally entered this mode, I don't know even that this is a mode or something. Anyway, I'm in the situation like below: Even though I'm in the rendered mode, nothing is rendered. How can I fix ...
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how to create new scene with no default objects? [duplicate]

It's very annoying to have to delete the cube, camera, and light every time I start a new scene. I only use Blender for games, so I never use those things. I would love for a new "General" scene to ...
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Hi everybody, I'm not seeing the X,Y and Z selection in the upper left of the edit window when using the Spin tool

I have Blender 2.8 installed on both of my computers, and I've tried every simple spin tool tutorial on Youtube, but only get the default blue Z (+)-(+) handle. Everywhere I've looked there is this ...
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Moving the Properties Shelf to the right of the UI

When I bring up the Properties Shelf (hotkey N) in 2.8, it appears aligned to the left side of my 3d viewport. Youtube tutorial videos I am watching show the Properties Shelf on the right side of the ...
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How to make V-Key toggle between Vertex Paint and Object mode?

I am trying to set up V-Key as shortcut. But it is ignored in Vertex Paint Mode. In Object Mode, I hover over Vertex Paint, right-click and add shortcut. Great! I hit V-key, switches to Vertex Paint ...
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Force consistent behavior when renaming more than 2 objects?

If I want to name a group of objects, starting with "MyObject.000, MyObject.001", etc. there is no reliable way to do this. Workflow issues: The first time I copy/paste the name "MyObject" or "...
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Trapped in Dope Sheet view

I've used Blender a bit, so I've been enjoying how usability has improved in v2.8, but I was in Animation view - timeline, dope sheet and view - and accidentally touched the keyboard - POW! The view ...
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How can I get this info box to show me what my exact changes were?

In blender versions before 2.8, whenever you made a change you would be presented with this: How can I get this in 2.8?
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How to get Blender 2.8 windows to load on multiple monitors after closing and reopening Blender 2.8?

I have a dual display setup. I setup different windows on each, saved the default startup file. When I reload Blender 2.8, the window for the secondary monitor appears on the primary monitor. Is ...
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Blender 2.8 All menus disappeared

Due to unknown reasons all my menus disappear, how can I bring them back?
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How am I able to rotate around?

Why can't I rotate around in Blender? I am holding my middle mouse button down but it is not working. I have to use the thing in the corner as of right now.
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Blender 2.8 GUI lag when rendering (F12 & viewport render preview)

So I have a laptop with 2 GPUs: an Intel HD 520 and a Geforce 940MX. In the case of 2.79, if I had set Blender to run on the nVidia GPU in the NV control panel, there was a horrible GUI lag when ...
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I can not see network drive of one drive

I'm beginner and I'd like to save on Microsoft's OneDrive but it is not displayed. Blender can not save in cloud?
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What 2.8 BETA version still had all the tool LABELS on screen, and where can I get it?

My 2.8 final release for Win7 64-bit ( with EEVEE compatible Quadro graphics ) only shows Tool labels when mouse-hovering over each tiny icon at a time. I want to learn on a version that still has ...
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Gizmo (manipulator) is missing for some reason

I have a problem with gizmo (I am not sure what it called but it is the three arrows of axes when you scale, rotate, move). it disappears sometimes and I can't get it back unless I open a new ...
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Error AL lib: UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead. making my blender 2.79 not work

So i was having a bug in blender 2.79 forgot what it was but wouldn't let me go to the user preference settings then > system i tried watching youtube tutorials but none helped so i tried to take ...
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Grayed out appended Hemi lamps from older blender with odd behavior

I'm new to blender and 3d rendering in general so the answer to this may be obvious but I could not find an answer online wherever I looked. I appended a satellite from one of NASA's blender files ...
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How to change the font and size of text editor in Blender 2.8?

I played with the Blender Preference in Blender 2.8, but did not find any way to change the actual font/size used inside the text editor.
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How do I stop Blender 2.8 from quitting when I close a project?

I was working on a throw away project (a tutorial) and decided I wanted to try a different one. I closed the project, said I didn't want to save it, and it closed, but so did Blender. A bunch of macOS ...
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Where's Offset Edge Slide in Blender 2.80 menus?

In order to learn Blender I'm thoroughly reading the docs and I've come across Offset Edge Slide, which is barely documented but seems really useful to add detail in a face. Problem is, I cannot find ...
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What are the shortcuts for the pie menus?

The shortcuts for the pie menus aren't shown in any tooltip, so I can never remember them. What are they?
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Navigation Gizmo missing

I’ve just downloaded the latest build of Blender 2.81; everything works great, but I noticed the Navigation Gizmo (viewport’s top-right) is currently missing; I found that widget particularly useful ...
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ICONS 2.80 - 2.79

I migrated to Blender 2.80 and did not like the icons, is it possible to make the icons the same as 2.79 ?
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How to map “CHANGE FRAME” to mouse right click in Blender 2.80 in the VSE

I use the VSE to do my video editing with the option "Select With Left" activated in Preferences. Under those circumstances, in all beta versions of Blender 2.8, as well as the older 2.7 releases, ...
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How to close an area?

With a UI layout like this: How do I close the bottom area? These are the context menus of the header, the split, the editor type selector and the type selector itself: There's an item that ...
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How do I re-hide the bar with “View, Tool, Item”?

I clicked the arrow that popped this out, so now how do I put it back?
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How to map keys in Blender 2.80?

I'm using Blender 2.80 and I need to map the "view selected" / "frame selected" for a different key because I'm using a notebook that doesn't have the numpad. How should I proceed?
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How to reset add-on preferences?

I'm surprised that I can not find an answer to this one. Is there any way to restore a specific add-on's preference states to the defaults? I would prefer not to uninstall the add-on if possible.
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Render images in the same window in Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I want to render in the same window as the viewport in Blender 2.8,but Blender opens a new window to render images with the 2.8 version
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How do I filter UIlist items prior to displaying them?

I am using the UIlist to create a list interface, it works well but I am puzzled about how to list data blocks with certain features or properties. I would like to not show them in the UIlist at all. ...
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Is there any way to change ui to v2.80? [duplicate]

I downloaded a blender file and opened it but UI did not match V2.80. I guess that because the file have been made in old version its UI did not match V2.80. I want change UI as V2.80 easily. Is ...
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2.8 UI missing all menus, cannot interact with Blender at all

I'm on Win10 at work, purged everything Blender related from my PC, all files, cache, settings, registry, everything. Updated Nvidia drivers. Still getting this weird issue on a fresh 2.8 (official) ...
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How can I adjust text size of the interface in Blender 2.8?

I have seen previous questions that say the text size can be set by using Ctrl+Alt+U. However, when I press these keys it doesn't seem to do anything at all. I am using Blender 2.8 and Windows 10 ...
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Is it possible, with Python, to select an object by its scene graph path alone?

So I've been a programmer for a long time, and a modeler for a while now, and I've just gotten started on using Python in Blender. One thing bugs me about the interface and I'm hoping I'm just ...
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“Toggle Window Fullscreen” Hotkey missing in 2.8?

On 2.79 i used to click alt+F11 if i remember correctly.On 2.8 i cannot find,even on Preferences/Keymap tab,a way to check or assign a key to this specific command.. Only way to toggle it is from ...
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what is this panel and how can i make it gone?

this panel appeared after i did something what I'm not sure, and also the '~' key stopped working with it. Doe's any one know how can i make it disappear, and make the '~' key back to work again like ...
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2.8 Properties Tabs all disappeared and nothing I've tried from other answers works

my little boy loves Blender, but the new 2.8 release just did something odd, he can't remember doing anything but the tabs that used to propagate the right-hand side panel no longer appear when ...
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Blender 2.8 malfunctioning

I just upgrade my blender 2.79 to 2.8, however when upgrades end, my mouse basically lost all its functions. I cannot click the object, cannot select object, all the hotkeys dont work, since like tab ...