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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Why does the Undo shortcut Ctrl Z in texture paint go to the pain bucket fill tool?

Why does the Undo shortcut Ctrl Z in texture paint also go to the pain bucket fill tool at the same time? and how do I stop it from doing that? it's driving me mad lol. I draw, undo and accidentally ...
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Delete Keyframe hot key not working

Hey I just downloaded Blender 3.1.2 and I am trying to use (Alt+I) to delete a keyframe while in the 3D viewport but nothing is happening. It would really speed things up if I didn't have to go to the ...
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How to give an addon keymap item priority over built in selection tools

I'm currently trying to make an operator that adds new selection methods to the node editor. To do this, I want to bind my operator to click-dragging the left mouse button with: ...
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How do I change the snapping toggle from CTRL to some other key?

I'm trying to make Blender snapping function work in the way Maya does, ie snapping stays on only while the shortcut key is pressed down and then turns off when the key is released. I see from ...
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Using Alt+G to move selected object to the center of the grid causes objects to be (seemingly) parented

beginner here! I'm using Blender 3.1 I am following Blender Guru's tutorial making donuts. In his 3.0 tutorial part 6, there is a step to select the light source and use Alt+G to move it to the center ...
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How do I disable gizmo and get hotkeys back?

Recently installed blender v 3.1.2. I've always used hotkeys G+X/Y/Z to move objects, or r to rotate and s to scale. After downloading the new version, I couldn't use the hotkeys and pressing g/r/s ...
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How do I properly add a shortcut key to run a script.?

I'm having trouble running this script I found on the exchange. how do I go about running it? My efforts are: open blender, delete default scene, add a cube, switch to scripting workspace, create new ...
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I accidentally hid my right "toolbar"? in Blender and don't know how to get it back [duplicate]

I was just working on my first ever Blender project when I pressed a key or a button by accident and my "toolbar" (Idk what to call it) just disappeared and I don't know how to get it back......
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How to extrude unconnected

I want to extrude outward without the faces being connected together in order to get a pattern that looks kind of ribbed (picture for reference) without extruding each face individually. This is what ...
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Is there a shortcut to open documentation of a given (geometry) node in browser?

Using geometry nodes, I often want to go to the documentation of a given node, to read more about its semantic. I think I saw a shortcut to open documentation of the current node (eg. this link for ...
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Scaling hotkey S no longer works in edit mode

Suddenly, when pressing the S hotkey in edit mode, scaling is not working. It was working previously, and still works in other modes, like Object mode and UV Editor. I am new to Blender, so maybe I ...
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Is Shortcut for a chain of actions possible?

Shortcuts are cool but I believe it'd be cooler to assign multiple actions on them. Perhaps I entered the scripting area since I've seen addons that implement things I describing right now like "...
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How to set default properties?

Let me explain by examples. I want the Mirror modifier always having Clipping ON, the object gizmos are being shown by default and so on. I know Blender is flexible and you can assign a shortcut for a ...
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Lost preferences when upgrading Blender, how can I get them back?

I downloaded the latest version, and I made a huge mistake and I did not copy the UI from the previous version. Now the 123 keys change my camera and they do not select vertices, edges or faces. Do ...
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how to boolean multiple objects at the same time

i wanted to make a character made completely out of cabels, so i used cylinders in the position that i wanted because bezier circles were not working the way i wanted them too, however after finishing ...
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Python - How can I call an Adjust Last Operation panel and have it change an object properties?

I want to make a shortcut that can call an Adjust Last Operation panel to change a selected object properties. Is that posible?
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shortcuts involving the "ctrl" button stopped working while in edit mode

environment : windows 10 home edition blender 3.01 What i did: 1.Entered enter edit mode 2.Selected edge mode 3:Pressed ctrl+r Result Nothing happened Notes -All existing loops were not brocken so it ...
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Hotkey for quick switching sculpting brushes

I didn't do sculpting in blender for a while. I remember there's a hotkey to invoke a menu of brush icons under mouse cursor. I can then choose the brush I need without moving my mouse, which is very ...
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Is There A Customizable User-Defined Button Tray?

Does Blender have a built in tool, or is there an addon (or addon/ui designer) that would allow me to have a button tray with user-defined buttons? Basically I would like to have a tray with specific ...
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I have an issue about short cut setting

I assigned the quick favorites' key as "Alt + Q" it's working in object mode, but somewhat it's not working in edit mode... Does anyone know how to handle this problem? I would be really ...
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How to change radius for proportional editing using industry compatible keyboard mapping (v3.0)

How do you change the influence when using proportional editing in Blender using industry compatible shortcuts? What I've Tried: Reading similar question here this article, but with the ...
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How to adjust alt+g?

I am watching a tutorial where alt+g is used to move a cube to the center and it looks like this. But, when I do it alt+g results in this I also want my object to move onto the center. How can I do ...
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Letter and number keys don't work in 2.79b

None of the letter or number keys do anything. I can still use the space bar to bring up the search box, but I can't type in anything accept spaces and punctuation symbols. This is only a problem in a ...
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Grease Pencil Shortcut for Changing the Eraser Mode while using Draw Tool

When using the Draw brush in Grease Pencil, it is possible to hold a key (default: Ctrl) and quickly erase something - however, the Eraser brush settings are not available. Instead, it uses the last ...
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key binding for change camera angle?

for my sins, i've had to switch the camera mouse controls to match mayas, but now I can no longer use alt MMB to change camera angles easily :( Would somebody be able to tell me if there's a way I can ...
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center view on selected object—without zooming

numpad . will frame the selected object in the viewport, which is fine, but if it's a teeny-tiny control bone it also zooms my view way in, so I have to do numpad .thenctrlscrol scroll scroll scroll ...
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Why is my custom hotkey for adding a mirror modifier not working?

I've set up a custom shortcut for adding a mirror modifier in Object Mode. When I try using it, it won't execute. I use ⌘1 for setting a sub surface, and that is applied just fine. Do I have something ...
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Remove shortcuts from the side of the screen

Have a nice day. Is there a hotkey to remove the region visible in the image?
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How to change shortcut to have: space for Search and shift+Space for Tools?

How to change shortcut in : Blender preferences ⮕ Keymap ⮕ Preferences ⮕ Spacebar Action I need to set: Space for Search Shift + Space for Tool
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Looking for keybind to switch material slots in the shader editor

Pretty much as stated above, is there a keybind that I could use to switch between different material slots on a selected object while I am in the Shader Editor (F3)? In effect, this would switch ...
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Some of the Blender shortcuts don't work

After formatting, I reinstalled Blender. I reset the shortcut keys as they were originally used, but some shortcut keys do not work. It doesn't work even though there are no overlapping shortcuts. If ...
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Single hotkey for multiple options

From time to time, after pressing a hotkey button corresponding to an action (eg. V for "Set handle type" in edit Bezier curve mode), I get to choose from ...
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How to pan, zoom and orbit using keyboard AND mouse button?

I am switching from Cinema4D where pan, zoom and orbit is realised by using key 1 + left mouse button key 2 + left mouse button key 3 + left mouse button I can not figure out how to set this up in ...
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Alt + Z shortcut conflicts with Geforce Experience overlay

How do I make it so when I press ⌥ Alt + Z it actually works because when I do it, it doesn't work and instead, the Geforce Experience overlay pops up.
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Where can I see the shortcuts for adding different meshes?

Where can I see the shortcuts AFTER the shift+A to add menu? e.g. shift+A, M, C gives me a cube. I'd like to learn the other ones too, but I don't even know where to find the right keys.
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Invoke event differentiate between UI and hotkey

I have a custom panel in which I have buttons that can use modifier keys, IE Clicking, Ctrl+Clicking, Alt+Clicking etc all do slightly different things and it works as expected. I want to hotkey the ...
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Select more on Mac doesn't work, but select less does

I'm trying to do select more like on Windows where you press Ctrl + + and it selects more from where you have selected faces/vertices/edges and so on, but it doesn't work, however selecting less works ...
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Why is my object greyed out in the UV Editing Tab?

so I started using Blender yesterday and made some objects. But now I accidentally pressed a shortcut I think and my objects are all greyed out in the UV Editing Tab. Greyed out Object: In The ...
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Stuck in 'Cut Links' Mode While Working On Nodes

I've somehow entered into some accessibility mode while working on nodes in shading where my cursor / left click is always performing 'cut links'. Holding CTRL allows me to select new objects, but I ...
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Blender changes keyboard layout when being used till reboot

This is something i just encountered while using Blender with Windows Whenever i use Blender my keyboard layout changes from german to english or something similar. This is rather annoying because ...
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Easily navigate around a rotated object

I find it kind of cumbersome to edit an object that has been rotated. I know I can set the navigation to „local“ to make things easier, but then I still cannot use numpad 1, 3, 7, etc. to easily jump ...
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Why do hotkeys randomly stop working?

I am working in Blender 2.92 on a MAC desktop (running Big Sur 11.6). I have been having this issue for a while now, where hotkeys stop working without any obvious changes. I gave up on using most ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Properties panel?

I find myself clicking through tabs and accordions in the Properties Editor so often that I wish there was a more ergonomic way to navigate through. The tabs I'm referring to are Render, Output, View ...
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How do I set tool hotkeys to not take immediate action?

Whenever I select an object in blender, I want the the tool hotkeys (G for move, R for rotate, etc) to have the same effect as when I click them (just showing the appropriate gizmo), instead of for ...
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Shift + D duplicate doesn't work

I'm working on a donut, following along Blender Guru's tutorial. When i press ⇧ Shift + D it doesn't duplicate, it starts the Animation Player. May I know why and how to fix this?
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Can I switch between Move, Rotate & Scale and confirm previous transformation at the same time?

I'm using shortcuts g, r, s, but Blender cancel my previous transformation when I switch ...
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Access main menus without using the mouse

I am new to blender and there is something I couldn't find in the documents. How can I access all the main menus and sub-menus just using the keyboard? I read the documentation on menus and there it ...
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Ctrl-Shift Arrow key broken?

I thought ctrl-shift arrowkey L & R was supposed to hop between markers, but it doesn't seem to work any more (2.93.5)?
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Pressing 'S' for scale instead makes a dashed line with double-sided arrow pointer show up and changes the distance. How do I scale object instead?

When I try to scale up my cube object and press the key 'S', it instead brings up a dashed line between some origin point which I'm not sure how it is determined and changes the distance between the ...
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I need to override Alt+Click shortcut but seems impossible

I'm a game developer, and I want to use Blender to model my game assets. I'm pretty used to Unity's navigation shortcuts, and it feels weird to swap between programs because of the differences between ...
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