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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How can I tie the Display Face Orientation to a Toggleable hotkey?

I already have the... thing: bpy.context.space_data.overlay.show_face_orientation This accepts a boolean value. I found this out by looking at the Info menu. I think it's called a context ...
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Wire Edit lines showing over Vertex mode Edge Select?

Hey guys, I've been using blender 2.8 for a little while now and this has me stumped. The only way I can get my vertex mode to show the yellow gradient highlighting connected edges is to display edges ...
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How to move just along the Z axis on Mac (Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard)?

I've been using Shift+scrolling to move along the Z axis a lot with non-Apple keyboard and mouse. Is there any way to move along JUST Z axis using Apple peripheral ...
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How do I get the context menu in the node editor/3d editor (and more) if I preffer to use Right Click Selection?

I know that people with left click selection bring up that menu with right click, however, with right click selection I simply can't find a way to bring up the context menu, and I don't want to change ...
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When I press space instead of search I'm getting playback started

Blender 2.8. It can be Layout or Modleing tap opened, but when I press Space instead of search menu animation starts playing.
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Customizing Move Hotkey

I'm new to Blender and I'd love for Move to be M not G. I've done edit> preferences > Input > Transform Modal Map > Mode > changed the input to M instead of G. And it has had no effect. I even made ...
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Rotate, Move, Scale Not Working

I recently installed 2.80 to continue my work. Suddenly when I was working, keyboard shortcuts for Move (G), Rotate (R), Scale (S) stopped working. Every thing else works fine. I m using windows 7 ...
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Add shortkey for Reload Scripts in Blender 2.80

Blender 2.7x used to have F8 as the key to reload the scripts. As an add-on developer I rely on reloading the scripts a lot and having to press F3 and search for "Reload Script” every time i update ...
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Hotkeys have changed, how can I fix this?

So I don't know what I have done or if I have installed something. I can't remember. Pressing the TAB key opens this weird looking thing: Pressing W doesn't ope the edge thing. Those are my main ...
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Why my monkey is rendered with only a mesh?

I'm totally noob to the blender world, and I accidentally made my monkey like above. the monkey was originally a solid not mesh. I managed to find the way for restoring my monkey to solid again in the ...
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Emulate Numpad prevents Selection Modes from working

I'm working in Blender 2.8 on a laptop, so I enabled "emulate numpad" option in settings. But in this case, the shortcuts for toggling between selection modes (polygon/edge/vert) don't work anymore (...
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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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Is anybody else accidentally hiding collections in blender 2.8? [duplicate]

often i forget i'm not in edit mode and i will press 1, 2, or 3. If you're in object mode it will hide all the collections i'm working with. Alt+H doesn't seem to unhide them and i have to manually ...
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Replacing the Alt+Middle mouse shortcut

I want to replace the Alt+Middle mouse shortcut in the keymap, but I can't find i
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How do I view normals in blender 2.8 - 2.81

How would I see the normals because in past versions it was in the thing that comes up when you press N. Where is it in blender 2.8 also is there a shortcut Key.
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Make one button (mouse or keyboard) Do two different things

Like, when i'm in the uv tab. I would like my mouse 4 button to mark seams. In modeling tab, i would like it to idk, add bevels or something else. How can i make it do two separate things in ...
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Shortcut for exporting FBX

I am modelling for exporting to Unity with .fbx files. I can easily save my changes with Ctrl+S but I also want to repeat the previous export again too which makes a copy in my Unity project (prefer ...
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How are you meant to use the middle mouse button? [closed]

I am switching to Blender from Maya, I was really happy when I heard about the 'industry standard' keymap, but there are many tools missing in there so I thought I would try out the blender keymap, ...
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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 turn off viewport to orthographic snapping during rotation on alt + middle mouse drag?

That was view axis. Can be closed. Settings: I made factory reset and turned on emulate 3 button mouse. Completely clean Blender without anything changed still has this feature... Issue: I want to ...
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make Tab the autocomplete shortcut in the Python Console

When working in the Python Console inside of Blender, Ctrl+Space is the default keyboard shortcut for autocomplete. And there is also an Autocomplete button on the console bar that can be clicked. ...
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Where can I find a complete list of the industry standard keymap?

Where can I find a complete list of the industry standard keymap? Ideally with a comparison of what the blender standard keymap for that function would be. I have found https://docs.blender.org/...
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2.8 Add custom shortcut not working

I tried to replace shortcut for view pie menu (`) by x ray button, but its not working. If I assign shortcut via "add shortcut" context menu to x ray button, shortcut is not replaced, i still see pie ...
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alt-p doesn't seem to be doing anything in 2.8

I'm trying to unparent an object from an armature, but alt-p does nothing. I looked online to see if there is a new shortcut for this function, but cannot find anything. Any help would be ...
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Blender 2.8 Key Binding issue (Bug?)

I'm sorry for asking for what it seems to be a trivial question. This has been a slight annoyance to me for the past week ever since I had started using Blender 2.8 and I am wondering if there are ...
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Want to run two scripts when I change to edit mode

Im not good at python script, but I want to run two actitons when I change to edit mode. or I want to know register any Hoykey for run this scripts? ...
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Selecting multiple edge loops using a directional keyboard shortcut? Blender 2.78

I'm coming back to Blender after a long break and I seem to have forgotten a shortcut I used. I recall me being able to select multiple edge loops in ascending and descending order using a directional ...
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Dopesheet (motion tracking): Keyboard shortcut to jump to keyframe?

I'm motion tracking a long shot (1000s of frames) with numerous tracks which are only valid for a portion of the footage. It's hard to discern if a track has stopped tracking because its gone out of ...
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period key won't on iMac

Am using an iMac the period key won't work for me to jump back to the center of the 3d viewport after moving and rotation the 3d viewport want is the hotkey for iMac
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How to display hidden objects in editing mode?

I follow the tutorial to make a model, in editing mode, the demonstrator can press H to show the hidden face, but I can't... Version 2.80 Thanks
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v2.80: Keyboard Shortcut for Import / Export STL Files

I tried to find a way to abondon the slow mouse action on importing and exporting STL files... The keymap seems not have mapping for import/export... For the export I normally use the export button ...
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Can’t create two or more modified Keymap presets (keyconfig presets)

I don’t know is it a bug or I do something wrong but there is a problem making two or more modified key presets in Blender 2.8. I made two different key presets whith different key-bindings. The ...
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Can you edit Node type in the keymap?

When I'm editing my keymap, I'm able to create custom Node creation shortcuts, however, for nodes that have multiple options (eg Math node can be Add, Subtract, Multiply etc) I can't seem to specify ...
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shortcut for running the simulation in Blender 2.8 instead of Alt+A?

I'm following this tutorial, and at 1:40 it presses Alt+A to "run the simulation": However, this keyboard shortcut does not work ib blender 2.8. I was wondering if you could ...
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What is Blender 2.8 alternative to ctrl+shift+alt+c? (Set Origin in 2.8)

I don't understand how i can move the orange dot which is my origin to the center of my active object? I could do this before in blender 2.79 with CtrlShiftAltC and it was BEYOND useful. Now my whole ...
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Blender 2.8: any alternative for changing between modes other than the (uncomfortable) pie menu?

I seem to have finally switched my brain to using 2.8 shortcuts. However, the switching between weight paint/object/pose mode when painting weights for armature still gives me a lot of trouble. It ...
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Coming from Modo — why are Blender transform hotkeys so complicated?

Total noob question here that may be more philosophical than I intend: but why do all the transform hotkeys (for Move/Scale/etc) by default require Shift+Spacebar+Letter? Seems crazy complicated for ...
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Blender 2.8 - What is 'Tweak' in Preferences > Keymap

I've used Blender 2.7 for years, but I'm really trying to make an effort to figure out 2.8. I was trying to randomize my vertices in edit mode; so I searched Preferences > Keymap for the shortcut to ...
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Aditional shortcut for Grab+Axis

I want to speed up the process of modeling. So, instead of using G and then choosing the axis (X or Y) I want to use the Key 1 and then 2 or 3 (which are close to each other and I do not need to see ...
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Hidden hotkeys in the 2.8

I can not find many hotkeys in the "Keymap", but they are searchable. I need find where they are, because I want to add more variants. Is it bug or it is hidden somewhere? For example "Time scub" ...
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how do you change the keyboard shortcuts in blender 2.8?

I'm trying to find the search short cut and f3 isn't working on my computer so I'd like to change it to another one.
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What shortkey CTRL + SPACE (context toggle) need for in Blender 2.8?

what does hotkey CTRL + SPACE (context toggle) for in Blender 2.8? In Blender 2.8 (legace 2.7 keymap) this hotkey is for function "space_data.show_gizmo_context" , but when I press it nothing happens. ...
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2.8 release: can you enable the shortcut for Sub-d in Edit Mode?

I flip levels of sub-d frequently in Edit Mode while modeling. In older versions of Blender, you could use CtrlKeypad 0 to CtrlKeypad 5 to do this, whatever mode you were in. Now, it seems the ...
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How to use shortcuts for tools instead of actions in Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm having some problem with the way blender handle the shortcuts. When I use a shortcut for a tool, like the extrusion one, for example, it immediately execute extrusion, instead of just selecting ...
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Assign keys (keymap) to Transformation Orientation?

I could not find anyone asking this question, which means there are probably already quick keyboard commands to do this. What I want to do is assign keyboard shortcuts to transformation orientations. ...
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2.8 Can't find “Create orientation” in the menus, therefore can't add it to “Add to quick favorites” does not work in Search

Search says "create orientation" is in Transform menu, but it's not there. Where is it ? I did map my own key combination for it, but still. The one from 2.79 , Ctrl+Alt+Space Would be much ...
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Can't stop effect of C shortcut in Grease Pencil's draw mode

Like the title says, I have created a new Grease Pencil Object (GPencil), went into the Draw Mode (upper left menu), than pressed C, but I can't exit from this feature (pressing ESC or anything else ...
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Program Wide Key replacement

Is there a way to quickly replace the middle mouse button click with something like mouse button 5? I looked around and found this middle mouse key alternative. It would be nice if I could change ...
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How to assign a hotkey to 'set origin' context menu?

How can I assign a shortcut to popup the following menu when pressed? I have looked around and I found that I can right click and "Assign shortcut" on other menus, like this example on pivot point, ...
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How to delay a script without delaying blender's startup?

I placed a script in blender's startup scripts folder so that it runs automatically. However, I need it to run after blender starts up or else it throws out an error. How can I delay or keep trying ...