Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Restore last windows arrangement in single/multi-monitor setup

I would like to get the windows that I left open the last time I worked in Blender, either in single or multi-monitor settings. How can it be done?
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How to close/open a view panel

I can't find a way to close a view panel, in particular the horizontal at the bottom, is pretty useless to me at this moment.
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How do I copy a property from an active object to selected objects?

I have been using the Copy Attributes add-on to copy some properties from active object to selected objects. This add-on is not enabled by default and must be explicitly enabled. But its a very useful ...
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Blender UI Multithreading Progressbar

The following question might've been asked several times, but I've found no satisfactory answer. Short question: How can I show progress of background task in Blender UI? Explanation: I have a ...
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How can I set and get the vertex color property?

I can't find a way to display RGB values (or equivalent) without using the python shell. I would like to get and set color values numerically (ie. not painting), I can't find it for weight painting ...
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Bottom of tool shelf grayed out

I have lost functionality in the tool shelf. When I click on a selector or something in the bottom part of the tool self that you can hide and unhide, nothing happens. I can see the options but when I ...
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Where did my material / texture buttons go?

Something happened when editing a Blender scene that caused me to lose the whole texture properties window and most of the materials window as well. They all appear as normal when starting a new file, ...
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How can I make parts of a menu context sensitive in Python?

I am attempting to make a custom menu in Python that is context sensitive. Such that it's contents vary depending on which mode your currently in (e.g. Edit mode or Object mode). However, when using ...
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Node containing text?

Is it possible to add a node to the middle of, say, a material, that just contains plaintext information for people viewing the node tree? I know that it's possible to add a tooltip to frames, which ...

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