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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Ctrl+z not working 2.82?

Undo (ctrl+z) not working in 2.82. In the keymap it shows, but it's not working. Is there any setting I need to change?
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Why can I no longer pick an axis with a shortcut key after activating the Rotate, Move or Scale tool?

Maybe there's something I pressed or an update thing but when I press R, G or S I've been always expecting the object to move freely so I can choose which axis to pick (also with X, Y, Z keys), but ...
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how to change a hot key in a add-on

recently updated blender to "2.82a" and figured out that the pie menu add-on changed the mode changing key to Ctrl+tab" how can i change that key back to only "tab" not "Ctrl+tab"
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Is there some general rules to remember shortcut?

I am using blender for a week and Im really struggled on understanding why any function have specifically that hotkeys that it have. For example: its clear that "a" key may stand for "add" and "apply" ...
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making a blender addon (in python) that has a keyboard shortcut and works in edit mode (not object mode as per example)

I am trying to make a blender addon using this template (last example on page): https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/advanced/scripting/addon_tutorial.html I have successfully got my addon to ...
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alt+rightmouse shortcut [duplicate]

hope you are all well during this difficult times. I just downloaded version 2.82a for Linux, and I was trying to follow a tutorial on how to make a photo realistic ring. Mind you I never used Blender ...
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Change shortcut for Frame Selected

In 3D view editor (and most of the others) there is a function Frame Selected that brings selected in center of view. By default its shortcut Numpad + . , since I stacked at home with keyboard without ...
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Keyframes - direct, shorter shortcut?

I am new to blender and I am trying to figure out if instead of hitting "i" ("s" for industry compatible shortcuts), and then having to hover with mouse and chose "all channels" etc, I can have just ...
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My Context Menu Is Gone For Edit Mode And Object Mode

Something weird happened and I cannot seem to trace what's causing it. By default, when you want to switch between Object Mode and Edit Mode you press Tab and the context menu appears right? Well ...
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Shortcut for Navigating through Keyframes

Is there a way to create a shortcut to navigate through keyframes? The best I got is using the Arrow keys, but I have to have my mouse over the Dope sheet for them to function. Can I do this without ...
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convert keymap /shortcut from windows to mac

I copied the blender preference from windows version to mac. All the keymap/shortcut works fine in general but i want to convert all the 'ctrl' to 'cmd' key. How to do it ?
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How to change the shortcut (F) to resize the brush in sculpt mode

how can i change the shortcut to resize the brush in sculpt mode, i want to use the S Key instead of the F key.
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Redo shortcut doesn't work

Here is strange thing: Shift+Ctrl+Z doesn't work but i still can redo through menu (edit - redo). Why is it happening? Blender version 2.82.7.
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Moving Object Origin but not the Object itself

It appears my origins are detached from my object and not affecting the object itself. I have never seen this "Gizmo" show up before until now and I am afraid I hit something accidentally to cause ...
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Rotation tool unable to move correctly [duplicate]

Hi my rotation tool isn’t working. When I try to move the woman limb it just moves left and right and not the way I want it to. Thanks here is an example of what its doing credit to user78524 https:/...
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In Blender 2.8, can I reset 'My View' to the initial perspective used when a brand new project file is opened?

Blender 2.8 offers several numeric keypad shortcuts for changing the perspective: ...
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Access for Shortcuts or Quickselection for Advanced Selection: new, extend, invert, intersect

Is there an GUI way (e.g. Assign Shortcut) to have quick access to advances selection methods? Or if not, is there an existing script or addon for this? I'd like to get it into Hotkeys, PieMenus or ...
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I can't move, rotate or scale in blender 2.8 object mode [duplicate]

I am very new to Blender 2.8. I know that hotkey like G, R and S are essential and very useful but I can't do any of them in object mode. I can only move the origin (the orange thing that for the ...
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how to loop cut a mesh that doesn't have clear edge flow

i have mesh like this and i need to cut it like this but i can't because as you can see the mesh have a crazy topology
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Blender acting as if shift is held down

I'll go to orbit with trackpad and it'll work but then i'll go to do it 10 seconds later and it'll pan instead of orbit, as if shift is being held. It seems to switch on and off for no reason. It ...
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How do you quickly clear the mask when texture painting like when sculpting?

I know that in Sculpt mode you can use Alt+M and Alt+I to clear or invert it. This is super important for a fast workflow. I tried to make my own new Mask Flood Fill shortcut under Image Paint by ...
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Hotkey to navigate scenes in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.7, i could change the layout with Ctrl + ← and Ctrl + →. In 2.7, the scene was layout dependent, allowing me to navigate the scene this way. However, in Blender 2....
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The shortcuts of annotation tools changed itself

Sorry for this silly title. I tried to pinpoint the cause of this behavior but it seems so random. Usually my shortcut of Annotation Eraser is Shift+Spacebar+8: But sometimes it becomes Shift+...
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Adding keyboard actions in 2.82

Where is the Add New keyboard shortcut feature in 2.8? Why 2.7X keymap in Blender 2.8 doesn't have keyboard shortcuts from 2.7X? Why exporting a keymap from 2.7 imported in 2.8 doesn't work? How to ...
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What is the shortcut for orientation?

Blender 2.81 I frequently change the Gizmo orientation in modeling between Global and Normal. There is no shortcut shown. The Blender documentation says , (comma), but using comma the orientation ...
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What's the “deselect all” hotkey in Blender 2.8x?

Recently I've been trying to transition from an earlier version of Blender to 2.82. The UI is easy enough to figure out but the thing that really gets me is the bind to deselect all. In earlier ...
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Hold gizmo axis transformation shortcut

In 3D Viewport constructions is usual to rotate the visualization often, so as it's gizmo stay at top-left side of application I observed me moving the mouse a lot. There would be a keyboard shortcut ...
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View Numpad MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have a problem with my blender on my MacBook Pro. I can not use Numpad 1 2 3 and so on, as I am working on a MacBook Pro. This way I can not lock view to one side of my project with a background ...
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Shortcut for quickly toggling between cameras (in a similar way the Alt+Tab works for OS tabs)? [duplicate]

Shortcut for quickly toggling between cameras (in a similar way the Alt+Tab works for OS tabs) ? Assuming the function exists... If it doesn't, it should lol.
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How to only show the paths of Greace Pencil strokes?

I accidentally inputted a shortcut while drawing in a Greace Pencil object and now only the paths of the strokes are shown. Now I'm curious about what key combination it was and how to leave this ...
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Key for remove doubles

Every time I remove doubles, I go space bar, remove doubles, and press enter. What is the "legit" way of doing this? Is there a faster short cut key? If not its fine.
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Blender 2.8 shortcuts not updating sidebar

When I switch tools by the shortcut (e.g. move (G) to select (B), blender 2.8 doesn't show the current tool selected. I have to guess the current tool without feedback. Is this the default behavior? ...
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Insert Keyframe menu will only show up when factory settings are loaded

Blender novice here. In Blender 2.81, the Insert Keyframe Menu will no longer appear in the 3D viewport when I press the "I" key. But pressing "I" when hovering over the Dope Sheet will still bring up ...
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(Blender 2.8) Control + RMB doesn't create new vertex

First off, I want to tell that I'm a complete beginner to Blender. I'm following a modelling tutorial on YouTube. Not only is the interface different, but the shortcuts are too. The person making the ...
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How to assign shortcut to Snap menu

I wanted to assign similar hot keys on Snap menu and setting Origin menu like shift + f1 and ctrl + f1 since you can't add Origin menu to Quick Favorite After seeing this question, I managed to make ...
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Viewport Navigation/Manipulation

I'm coming from Rhino3d and I'm having trouble understanding the conventions for orbiting, rotating, and panning the view port in Blender. For example, in Rhino3d clicking and holding the RMB at any ...
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2.8 - Moving objects too far from world origin makes the un-selectable

I must have pressed something weird cus all of a sudden there is this "invisible wall" surrounding my world origin, and if I drag my objects outside it, I can no longer select them unless I do it in ...
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How do I open the original object properties window when i create a new object? [duplicate]

When I create a landscape I get a property menu to define what kind landscape I want to create. When I click on something else (right click shade smooth for example) that menu goes away. I want to ...
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Different operations if operator is pressed with “Ctrl”, “Alt” or “Shift” within the UI? [duplicate]

I saw multiple add-ons that are using alternative operator action when pressing Shift, Alt or Ctrl within the operator interface (I think it's only one of the 3). I created an operator and draw it in ...
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Is there a way to get all shortcuts of 2.79 back?

I have a lot of trouble transitioning from 2.79 to 2.8 because I was so used to hotkeys in older versions. Is there a way I can recover all 2.79 shortcuts for blender 2.8x? I mean all, really... ...
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what are some vacant key combinations for custom shortcuts? [closed]

I wanna add a lot of custom shortcuts to things but I don't want to overwrite already existing shortcuts by accident. The list of existing short cuts is so long it's like asking to find what words ...
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My modifiers icon disappeared

I am using Blender version 2.81a, my Modifiers icon (the little wrench) disappeared on my tab. How do I get it back?
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Custom made menu hotkey problem, blender doesn't find it unless I run it form the text editor

I am new to scripting in blender, kinda new to python as well. I followed a tutorial on how to make a custom menu in python, and then add it as an addon in blender. Now I installed it from file and it ...
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Alt key +LMB isn't selecting edge [duplicate]

I was performing a tutorial for beginners designing a hammer in edit mode. With edge mode selected I attempted to select an edge using alt key + LMB. Nothing happened. However, in prior exercises of ...
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Why does the shortcut I created change to NDOF Fit

I changed the shortcut for Frame Selected from Number . to Shift F and after I saved the project the shortcut changed to NDOF Fit and I can't change it or remove the shortcut. The only way I can ...
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2019 Macbook Pro (laptop) keyboard shortcuts

I'm UI graphic designer and junior front end dev and I started learning blender few days ago but everytime I open blender and trying to do something while watching tutorials I'm stuck in the keyboard ...
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Can't use Shortcut key on linux mint 19 XFCE [duplicate]

I am not able to use the shortcut key in Blender, although in Preferences > Input there is normal. For example, I can't use key G for move , S for scale, R, X, Y, Z or Shift + D for duplication, but ...
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How can I switch the direction of a Curve on Blender 2.8?

How can i switch (invert) the direction of a curve to the opposite direction, in Blender 2.8? It seems that the shorcut for this option has changed.
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How do I scrub the sequencer playhead more than just 1 frame at a time

How do I scrub the sequencer playhead more than just 1 frame at a time (in 2.7 it was shift+up or down arrows) I can't find anything for it in keymaps.
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Multiple extrusion on selected curve objects using the Option (alt) key

In Blender 2.80 I was able to extrude multiple curve objects, including text and imported SVG files by simply clicking and dragging on the Geometry Extrude field while pressing the Option (alt) key. ...

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