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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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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How to add Edges to object using Loops

Using this tutorial to learn how to make Christmas Tinsel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2YFHXJDWJk). At 9:08, they add edges to the object using an "Edge Loop" I believe in order to use ...
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How to assign LMB to select object and RMB to rotate viewport in Viewport

I am getting hand pain clicking MMB every time to rotate the view. I want to change the RMB to rotate the view and LMB to select the objects. I am not able to set this setting in Keybindings. My Mouse:...
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How do I go back to a square selector?

My circle selector is locked, everytime I go back on my square selector and I click somewhere my circle selector comes back automatically. I d'ont know what to do I'm totaly stuck. Even on a new file ...
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Why my donut flies away when using Ctrl + Alt + Numpad 0

I am following the Blender Guru tutorial and I am stuck in camera view I want to Ctrl + Alt + 0 but my Donut coating flies away. Why does my camera view become as illustrated bellow?
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Deleting & Dissolving hotkeys has stopped working in Edit mode

I can not delete selected faces or edges with the hotkeys anymore. Both X and Delete hotkeys are not working. Meanwhile I still can delete objects in object mode and delete and dissolve my faces and ...
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Is it allowed to model only certain parts of a character in animation? [closed]

I am working on a short animated film (scenario & storyboarding phase). I think designing the main character will already take a significant part of my time. The main character's mother is never ...
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Shortcut to swap between brush presets in texture paint mode

In Blender's texture paint mode you are able to create your own brush presets. I am trying to find a shortcut to swap between them or a way to add them to the quick favourites menu. You can add Draw, ...
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Select Edge Loop does not work

To solve this, I disabled "Emulate 3 Button Mouse" in the preferences. The problem is, now I can not navigate in the viewport anymore. Pressing Alt+Shift+LMB, nothing moves. I appreciate ...
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How do I map hot keys to timeline transport controls?

I'm a long-time Blender user but am trying animations for the first time. I would like to map hot keys to the timeline transport controls to better match what I'm already familiar with in other ...
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What does ZED mean? [closed]

I was watching a tutorial but then he said to press "ZED" and i don't know what it means. This was the video i was watching and in minute 3:50 he says "ZED"
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Can I change the zoom shortcut for nodes?

Am I just missing it or is it not possible to change the zoom shortcut for the node window from ctrl+middle mouse to alt+middle mouse? I spend the majority of my day working in Nuke which has the same ...
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How do I assign Keyboard Shortcuts?

I would say about only 50% of my keyboard shortcuts are working. I'm on a Mac running 10.13.6. I can't seem to find the version of Blender I am using, but I've downloaded it within the last month. ...
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How can I assign Rotate View Direction to SHIFT + mouse wheel instead of SHIFT + Numpad 4 or 6?

Currently in Blender 2.93, probably since blender 2.7... there's no precise way of rotating blender viewport like displayed in the screenshots... except for the keys Shift + Numpad 4 and Shift + ...
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Keyboard shortcut set using python disappears when blender is reopened

I set a blender shortcut for a custom operator in my addon using the code described here: Create keyboard shortcut for an operator using python? When I install the addon the shortcut is registered and ...
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Changing non-combination keys like 'S' and ' G'

Found the solution while writing the question, but decided still to post for others that might be as stupid as I am. Solution at bottom of post. I'm planning on moving to a different keyboard layout ...
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Assign Hotkey to Show/Hide face edges wires

I am trying to assign a shortcut that allows me to tick/untick the command shown in the second picture so that all the edges disappear. I used a hotkey in a former version of Blender, but at the ...
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How to detect F13 - F24 keyboard keys in Blender?

Is there a way to access and assign F13 - F24 functions for Blender shortcut keys? For instance, I would like to assign the F13 key to apply the "mirror" modifier. I would remap a secondary ...
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Blender registers random amount of characters when I press keys on keyboard [closed]

Whenever I press a key (eg. typing numbers for rotation and etc.) Blender types random amount of the character that I typed. For example if I press the F key just a single time, it'd type "ffffff&...
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Alt Scroll Wheel in time line and jump back to start

is there a way to customize the Alt + Mouse Wheel which works in most editors that when you reach the end frame you can jump back to start? is it something I don't see in settings or do I need a ...
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Any way to select all linked bones DOWN (or UP) the chain? Or select shortest path of bones between two bones?

EDIT: I realize now that these shortcuts actually work in EDIT mode, but I want to know about POSE mode. I'm trying to find shortcuts to make selecting bones in pose mode faster. Sometimes I want to ...
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How do I move the 2d cursor in the graph editor?

I used to be able to move the 2d cursor in the graph editor by clicking on the blue number in the timeline but now it won't move the horizontal blue line. Only the vertical one. Anyone know how I'm ...
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How do I make vertices straight?

As you can see the vertices are crooked and at an awkward 3D angle, how do I straighten them regardless what position each vertices are at? Is there a shortcut?
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Shortcut for vertices/edges/faces menu?

I can't find that menu, tried RMB and various shortcuts..
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What shortcut for repeating inset plane?

I'm a new. How to repeat inset mesh/plane couple of times like that: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6ltsz1szsmr62k/how%20repeat%20plane.gif?dl=0
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How can I toggle the mirror modifier visibility of all selected objects?

I'd like to toggle the Mirror modifier of selected object. I always do weight paint without the Mirror modifier but I have to check the mirrored half part sometimes. This script works fine but it is ...
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parenting problem [duplicate]

please I try to make a parent between two objects, I select the two object and press ( ctrl + p ), but the parenting menu does not appear, and the program reject to make parenting
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"Deselect On Nothing" python script

I am trying to emulate "view3d.select" shortcut but I don't know how to emulate "Deselect On Nothing" option of "view3d.select". Do you guys know how?I am using blender 2....
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Can Blender emulate Maya's hotkeys?

I am sure this question has been answered before I just can't find it anywhere on the net. My question is- I am a Maya user and Blender feels so foreign to me. Is it possible to make Blender's ...
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How do I remove "Delete" from my quick favorites without removing the shortcut?

Out of nowhere, Delete by pressing X now shows as a quick favorite. whenever I remove this quick favorite the X shortcut is gone and cant delete stuff with X. if I add it back manually through user ...
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How to toggle Render Region between camera bounds and marquee-selection?

The Problem Like many people, I use Render Region to lighten the load on viewport rendering by only rendering what's visible to the camera. I also use Set Render Region (CtrlB) when I want to focus ...
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Blender Python operator to center view (ALT+MIDDLEMOUSE shortcut like)

I am trying to center the view to the mouse point in a Python modal operator. However, I just couldn't find the right operator in the API documentation. https://docs.blender.org/api/current/bpy.ops....
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Cannot get keymap for IMAGE_EDITOR to work

I am trying to create a keymap to scale the selected verts in the UV Editor to zero in the X direction. The code below works correctly in the UV Editor with F3 and find operator "Scale UV ...
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How to make all selected edges parallel to one axis?

If I have multiple edges selected, how can I set them all parallel to the x-axis? Example: I want to make all of the inner edges in this "tapered screw" parallel to the x-axis so single ...
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Hotkey for the "top bar" menu in the header?

I often need to use the menu in the top bar. The menu with File, Edit, Render, ...
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I deleted the faces on the other side of a model, how can bring them back?

So I made a model but then I deleted the faces on the other side of the model by accident, I did it a while ago so I can't redo the action. Is there anyway I can bring them back with the vertices, ...
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I want to paint through the mesh

I created a mug and I want to paint the handle from the front view. I want to paint uniformly through the mesh so both sides of the handle look the same.How can i enter in a "x-ray" mode for ...
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Node Wrangler connects wrong inputs/output

I want to use lazy connect Alt + Drag drag with the node wrangler but it often connects the wrong inputs and outputs. is there a way to cycle through the different inputs/outputs? Another issue is ...
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Error making Hotkey

So I'm trying to adjust a simple hotkey and it's giving me a lot of trouble. I want to make it so that Pan is done by holding Spacebar and using the middle click, similar to how it works in photoshop. ...
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Blender keymap from Mac to Windows

Lately I plan to migrate from Mac to Windows because Mac's lacking support to Nvidia GPU. But I have lots of customized keymap on my Mac's Blender. I know I can export/import keymap, but I'm not sure ...
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Camera to match the current 3D viewport Without using Shortcut Ctrl + Alt + 0

To make the camera to match the current 3D viewport, all the answers/tutorials on the web are using this shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + Numpad 0 However, I do not have a Numpad and I'm using Mac and it doesn'...
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shortcut to select all objects in collection in outliner does not work

I have set a shortcut to select objects in outliner like this: If i select the collection and tap my shortcut key...nothing happens. If i select the collection and tap the menu point with the ...
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How do I copy the rigidbody properties of an object and paste them on an other one? [Blender 2.93]

For example I have a sphere that I just spawned and cube with several settings. The cube has the "Rigid body" physics with numerous parameters (Type:Active, Mass:20kg, Friction:1.00, etc.) I ...
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Import settings / shortcuts from an old version to the latest version installed

Today I installed 2.93 vers. and I lost all my presets, shortcuts, paid add-ons etc. How can I import all the previous settings from the older version to the latest I just installed?
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Lookup table for 'industry compatible' and the default 'industry incompatible' shortcuts?

I am having a horrid time trying to do the donut tutorial because there's no lookup table for 'industry compatible' shortcuts vs the standard ones. Unfortunately 'Just use the Blender default ...
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How can I get the name of the currently active keymap?

I want to retrieve the name of the currently active keymap. How do I get it? bpy.types.keymap.name errors out. But the attribute 'name' is available in the API: ...
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Center timeline/dopesheet at current time by keyboard shortcut

Sometimes the current time bar goes off-screen in the Timeline or Dopesheet. I would like to easily recenter the timeline/dopesheet to where the current time bar is, but without changing zoom levels. ...
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HotKeys for Mac OS

Super new to Blender and having trouble finding good information on HotKey shortcuts for Mac. For some reason, none of my keyboard letters shortcuts will work: ie. A, D, G etc. won't trigger anything ...
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Bépo Keyboard Layout - Can't use AltGr+Space to write _ (underscore) since blender 2.93

I'm a Bépo user (Bépo is a specific keyboard layout for french people) and since the last blender release (2.93) I can't use my underscore anymore because the mapping used to write that is AltGr+...

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