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 do I navigate the Outliner using the keyboard?

When I click on any item in the Outliner, and press Up or Down on the keyboard, I expect the selection to move, but nothing happens. Is there any way to enable keyboard navigation of the Outliner? ...
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How to bind these extra buttons on My mouse [closed]

Hello, so I was trying to assign buttons 4 and 5 (shown in the picture) but I couldn't, in the UI it shows that they are assigned but they don't work, any suggestions? :D
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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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Swap control+click with shift+click

Ctrl+click is like Window's shift+click in the explorer - selects everything from point to point. Shift selects additively. What are the names of their controls in the preferences menu? I want to swap ...
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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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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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remapped shift key not working

My shift key is not working anymore, so I remaped it on the little "2" key just under the escape key using keytweak . The remapping worked in all programs I used but not in Blender apparently .. I can'...
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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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Hotkey to Frame all Objects into viewport?

Is it possible to set hotkey F to View/Frame All objects into all viewports, and if any objects are selected will frame that object within all view ports as well with key F. I would be very grateful ...
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Hotkey for toggling between vertex/edge/face select modes in Edit Mode?

In Edit Mode, in the 3D View, is there a hotkey for toggling between vertex/edge/face editing?
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Shortcut to switch between Rendered View, Material View & Solid View?

At the moment, I have to go down at the header to keep on changing views in my 3d view port. I would like to speed up my workflow, could you help me out and let me know what is the shortcut to switch ...
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Masking selected vertices for sculpting

I have 3 questions related to masking in blender. I'm using latest 2.80rc2. Is there a way to mask a subobject or selected vertices inside a mesh? Can we mask a selected vertex group? For example, ...
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Apply face normal orientation to object Local Pivot Point orientation?

Is there a simple way to "apply" a custom transform orientation to an objects pivot? The purpose is to set the faces normal as the new pivot of the object. Duarte Farrajota Ramos' cube merge trick ...
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Some sculpting brush hotkeys change the view rather than the brush

Hey everyone I am new to Blender and I've been watching sculpting tutorials on hotkeys for the sculpting brushes. A few of the brush shortcuts that involve pressing shift and a number for example (...
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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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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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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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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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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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Undo suddenly stopped working 2.79b

I was working on a project in the VSE and editing some keyframes via the graph editor. I believe I used key: Mirror as my last known command because I was trying to invert the keyframe positions. It ...
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What are the Hotkeys to adjust Grease Pencil Brush Radius?

In Photoshop and many other programs, the bracket keys [] are used to increase and decrease the brush Radius respectively Does Blender's Grease Pencil have this functionaltiy? I can't seem to find ...
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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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snap 3D cursor to closest vertex in 2.8

I'd like to put the 3D cursor on a vertex with a single action rather than a series of actions. Currently, I have to switch to edit mode then switch to vertex select then select the vertex then cursor ...
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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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How do I change the default blender controls to allow for left click drag/box select? Like in the maya preset controls

When you use the maya preset controls scheme left click and dragging allows you to use a drag/box select but in the default blender control scheme left click and dragging edits the geometry of the ...
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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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beta 2.8 screen capture

How to make a screen capture video in 2.8 beta? In 2.79 the screen capture shortcut was Alt-F3. Is there an alternative way in 2.8 beta? (The screencast is in the Window pulldown and has, as far as I ...
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"Search for unknown operator" On Start-Up After Removing Module and Shortcuts

For lack of a less drastic alternative, I created a whole module just for setting bpy.context.window.screen to a specific screen, since ...
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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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Will importing user preferences from version 2.79b to 2.80 work and is it a good idea?

So today I decided to join the hype and check 2.8 out even though I am the kind of person who does not like to try betas, because I hate change. And anyways I was already shocked by the difference of ...
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upgraded to 2.9 bool shortcuts changed?

I've just updated to 2.9, and can't use the Ctrl numpad - shortcut to make a bool difference anymore, manually adding a modifier works fine. 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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I cannot find interpolate key of grease pencil in tab

I want to interpolate keyframes in grease pencil, but the interpolate key isn't found. In addition, although I tried to push shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + E and Ctrl + Alt + E), it doesn't work. Could you ...
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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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The "period key" next to the zero not there on a laptop

A great key, but how to strike it without a number keypad on a laptop. An external number keypad not an option.
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Camera shortcut keys for Mac keyboard

What are the short cut keys to change between the views like top view, front view and things like that in a mac keyboard. as the kets 1, 2 and 3 are now being used for switching between the edge, ...
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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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Delete keyframes quickly without the menu in timeline

I want to delete keyframes by pressing X without the "menu". How can I block that menu? I looked at the keymap editor, I thought, maybe the key is "DOPESHEET_MT_delete" code but I'...
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Is there a way to enable pressing/releasing shift to Pan while already rotating, without having to release the middle mouse button?

new to Blender 2.82 Basically just wondering, if I am rotating around my object, is there a way I can press shift while still holding the middle mouse button, and enable it to start panning? It ...
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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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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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Blender 2.8: Switching between Vertex/Edge/Face Selection?

How can I toggle between vertex, edge and face selection in Edit Mode?
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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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