Questions tagged [shortcut]

Questions pertaining to creating, editing or deleting shortcuts/hotkeys. Blender's keymap and input editor are accessible in User Preferences > Input.

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Camera numpad "0" key not working

This only started happening recently. My Numpad 0 key won't enter the "Camera mode" when pressed anymore on the viewport. Does anyone know why this is happening? I am currently using Shift+` ...
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Geo Nodes Shortcut: take out node to put it elsewhere

Lets say I have node 1, node 2 and node 3. I used to know a shortcut where I could take out node 2 but keep the connection between 1 and 3. I believe it was something like Alt+S, or Alt+D but somehow ...
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Why is Blender cancelling my render on "undo"

Everytime a render is processing, while I'm doing other things in the software, and want to undo my last action, Blender cancels the ongoing render. I thought it was a shortcut issue, but it's not; ...
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My selection "hacks" or shortcuts aren´t working

When you are in edit mode and press Alt while clicking on an edge it will select all edges that make a loop, the same with faces, right? Well, in my office PC it is the case but something happened in ...
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How do I change default Modal hotkey Shift+O to Shift+Q in Blender?

E.g.: When I am moving vertex points with proportional editing on, in order to cycle through different proportional falloff I want to assign modal hotkey as Shift+Q. Default Shift+O is very ...
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Why pressing alt+1 for changing view axis works only in edit mode?

I don't have a numpad so I changed view axis to alt + number.
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Blender 3.4.1 - Pan Left/Right using Shift+Scroll Up/Down

What preferences need to be changed such that holding the Shift key down while scrolling the mouse wheel up results in panning the 3D viewport (and 2D viewport) to the left? Similarly, pressing Shift ...
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Blender Python - I'm unable to assign a hotkey to my plugin

I've been developing a Decimate macro plugin for Blender and so far I have all the pieces together fairly well. However, I've been unable to set a hotkey for it using Python. I followed this tutorial ...
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Setting a shortcut to split the current screen in half using screen.area_split

I'm trying to set a key bind to activate the screen.area_split so that I don't have to use the mouse, and instead splits the screen 50/50 down the middle. Does ...
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Navigating the outliner while the mouse hovers over another editor

I would like to be able to browse through the items in the outliner without moving my mouse to hover over it. What I would like to achieve is selecting layers by each at a time the way they are ...
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Scaling along local axis after rotating in edit mode does not work

Scaling along a local axis after rotating doesn't seem to work. If I rotate an object in edit mode and hit SXX, the editor says I'm scaling along the local X axis, but it's still scaling along the ...
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Shortcut key to restart render

I have been searching for a way to get the F12 key to restart a rendering (essentially stop the current and then start another). My workflow gets to a point where I am making small changes and want ...
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'Assign Shortcut' Settings change after closing of Blend file

It appears that when a shortcut is assigned through Alt key, blender can not recall this shortcut after closing of Blend file. I dont know why this happens. Please help.
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Optimize the way of pie menu appears

Here is the situation: when I call a pie menu out with a shortcut, I carelessly moved my mouse, then the pie menu disappeared. so I must carefully use my mouse in order to I can call the pie menu. I ...
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3.3 Keymap for 2.79

I have been doing some retro looking renders in 2.79 as of late, but I am unfamiliar with its Keymap and switching between 3.3 and 2.79 breaks my workflow quite a bit. Is there any way to quickly ...
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Is there a way to constrain drag value increments like CorelDraw does

When using the mouse to drag on a a slider, is there a way to constrain it to whole number increments. CorelDraw uses the Ctrl key to set default increments for things like rotation/angle to 15deg ...
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Change the custom property value by pressing a key

I have a rigid body car that I want to control by pressing the appropriate buttons (as in video games). I'm not very good at programming, and I don't have many ideas how to implement it. The car is ...
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How to quickly update connected textures in Blender?

I work with textures in Substance Painter and every time I make changes and export textures from SP to a folder, I have to re-select a new texture map file in the "Image Texture" node in the ...
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Is there a shortcut to make this edge selection? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to do this type of selection quickly? Here's another example with a cylinder: I know I can do it by toggling xray and doing a square / lasso selection, but for some reason I ...
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frame and orbit to the center of viewport in one click

From this view: To this view: That is, I start to sculpt something on the edge of the viewport on a part of the model that is not facing me. I would like to work on it more, so it would be handy to ...
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Shortcut to go to the first and last frame of a selected NLA Strip

I know there is a shortcut to go at the first frame (by pressing ⇧ Shift + ←) and to go at the last frame (by pressing ⇧ Shift + →) in the timeline. I want to know if there is any shortcut to go to ...
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keyboard shortcut to quickly select contiguous loops of faces

So I was watching this YouTube tutorial and there was this very quick selection of an area. The YouTuber starts from a loop of faces on the right, which I assume is ALT+click, then I hear the sound of ...
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How can I change the color of a material in the asset library?

I want to change the color of this material to a slightly different color. How can I do this? The material I want to change:
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Shortcuts stop working

So the shortcuts do work, but at some point they stop working. The only thing that helped was reopening a project over and over until they start working again. I have a MacBook Pro laptop and it's ...
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Naturaly view for rotated objects [duplicate]

I create a car and place it in a scene. I rotated it to adapted it to the road. Now when I want to edit the car to modify it, it's dificult because the car is rotated. Is there a way to view it like ...
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How do I define a shortcut key that snaps on off (toggle)?

How do I define a shortcut that snaps on off (toggle)?
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Blender Shortcut on Switching tab

Im wondering is there a shortcut on blender to switch tab like for example im on "Layout" tab and i would like to switch to "Uv editing" tab i wonder is there a shortcut for that ? ...
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Binding commands in Transform Modal

Hello and thank you for taking a look at this. So first part to understanding my issue is knowing I'm a 3D artist used to the modeling workflow in Autodesk Maya. In attempting to transition to blender,...
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Select objects using the keyboard instead of using the Left Mouse click

I know I can use the up and down arrows (if the mouse focus in the outliner window) to step through objects, but that does not actually "select" the object the way a Left mouse click does. ...
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expel object from isolation mode

I recently switch to Blender 3.2 I quite often go into isolation mode. When I done with some part I wanna expel (don't know how to call in properly, sorry) an object I no longer working on from ...
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Linux shortcuts keeps dominating the blender shortcuts [duplicate]

There are many shortcuts in Blender which are similar to that of Linux. For example if I have to select the lateral faces, I will do Alt+LMB. But in Linux Alt+LMB is also used to drag and move window ...
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How to change a shortcut for edit mode

I am trying to change the shortcut of Box select to a simple Left mouse drag in both Object and Edit mode. Just to be sure, I changed every single possible shortcut to Box select in all the options ...
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I can only edit the time-line

As you can see from the image I'm stuck in the timeline, I pressed some hotkey but I don't know which one. Thank you
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How to create vertices between intersecting edges?

In Edit Mode, how do you create vertices between intersecting edges? Are there any shortcuts?
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How to unhide a layer with shortcut

In the blender outliner, the shortcut H is used for hide a layer, but there isn't any shortcut for unhide a specific layer, only Alt+H for unhide all. I want to know why not just use H for toggle a ...
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How to select multi particle systems and modify their properties together

I noticed that we couldn't multi-select particle system, so I could not use copy_to_select button. Is there a way to select multi particle systems and modify their properties together(e.g. render_step)...
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I cannot change / delete a shortcut. - Shortcut Cycle in Select Box "W"

I need to use hotkey "W" for an addon (Pie menu editor). But "W" is bound to Select Box, Shortcuts Cycle. I can go in and change the Shortcut for "Select Box" but not the ...
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How to use bpy.ops.object.transfer_mode() API?

I'm a beginner :( The purpose of these codes is to make the shortcut "alt+q" have different Operators under different "C.object.types", but "bpy.ops.object.transfer_mode" ...
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Can "Select on Key Release" be turned off?

In Edit Mode I press Shift+Space to open the Toolbar to then press my next hotkey. I have just discovered that if I hold Shift+Space and drag my cursor, upon release it will select whatever option my ...
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How to exclude axis when scaling just with the mouse

I know I can do this by holding shift and then typing the letter of the axis I want to be excluded. However, I really like how I can scale on one axis by hitting "s" and then just use the ...
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Is there a node wrangler for geometry nodes?

I'm trying to figure out the equivalent of node wrangler for geometry nodes, so with node wrangler add-on activated and pressing CTRL+SHIFT+LMB a node called viewer appears. The previous solution ...
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What is the shortcut to snap 3D cursor to grease pencil stroke in draw mode?

What's the shortcut for snapping 3D cursor to points on grease pencil strokes while in the draw mode? A yt tutorial showed the shortcut to be SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK but nothing seems to happen when I do. ...
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Alternative to right-click on a Mac?

I have a Mac with a one-button mouse. How do I add an item to Quick Favorites without the ability to right click. Is there a workaround? The normal Control-Click trick doesn't work in Blender! (maybe ...
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Pretty print exported keyboard configuration file

There's a list of common Blender keyboard shortcuts Common Shortcuts Before making changes to that with my own custom shortcuts I wanted to see the shortcuts list. Before I re-invent the wheel, is it ...
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Create addon with no initial keyboard shortcut assigned

From the example here I can create the addon which allows a custom key map ...
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Batch / string commands together. (cursor to selected, then set orgin to 3D cursor)

Is there a way to batch / string commands together. The commands I want to execute right after each other is (Cursor to selected, then set origin to 3D cursor) I would like to just select the faces of ...
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Why are my blender hotkeys changing?

Whenever I try to click an object in the scenes panel, my hotkeys go haywire: Left mouse button stops working (I can't deselect, select, drag, etc) None of the grab, scale, delete, etc hotkeys work ...
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Strips cut on video mode

I don't know if you already tried to edit a serie of videos on blender. It's very hard because of the mosto common tool isnt there. WHAT WE DO: I'm pointing player cursor on a place in strip, cutting ...
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Is there a way to flip back and forth between two options?

I am using the Transform pivot point, one time around the cursor, and the other time around the individual origin. Is there a way to flip between them without the need to go to the menu and flip them ...
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Hotkey for selecting edge loops doesn't work in XFCE window manager [duplicate]

I'm using Blender 3.2 with the XFCE window manager on Xubuntu Linux. For some reason, when I try to select edge loops using the default hot key of Alt+Mouse select, it doesn't do anything. I've ...
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