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 to use the Alt + Right click in edit mode in Linux

I am trying to use the Alt+Right Click to select edge loops in Linux Mint but this shortcut doesn't work it is already used for Linux to reduce a window. I have checked the keyboard shortcut but it ...
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how to bring up the menu at the bottom left [duplicate]

hello everyone I have a little problem, how do I bring up the menu in the circle? when I select another object the menu becomes non-existent
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How to switch between editors with shortcuts

I'm tired of pulling out windows to get the UV editor or pull down a menu in the screen sets. Is there a shortcut, with one key, to get my 3D view to UV editor/node editor? I have not found a way to ...
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How to use numpad / on a keyboard without a numpad?

I've just got into Blender, and I like it a lot. But as I just switched from a stationary computer to a MacBook, I've got some new problems regarding the numpad. I can use 1-9 perfectly, But I have no ...
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Is there an addon for renaming an object with a keyboard shortcut?

I want to use a keyboard shortcut to bring up a text field for renaming the active object. As far as I know, currently no such shortcut exists, and making one will require an addon. I seem to ...
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Is there a way to switch the mesh selection mode by a shortcut?

Is there a shortcut for switching between these three modes?
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Add toggle hotkey to custom checkbox

I have a self made checkbox in a script. Now I want to create a hotkey in the Input manager to toggle it. What I have done so far is to create a keymap item with ...
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What are the hotkeys to navigate the timeline?

I am looking for a way to move the timeline a specific amount, scroll, etc. even if the Timeline window is not open. Is this possible?
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Panning with Shift + middle mouse button stopped working

When I pan with the Shift + MMB, it doesn't work. I think I might have accidentally pressed some sort of key-shortcut. It works for other views, so it's not my mouse. What sort of shortcut could I ...
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Create keyboard shortcut for an operator using python?

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for a specific operator with using the python API?
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Change radius for proportional editing

When proportional editing is enabled in edit mode, then if you select and drag a point, nearby points will also move with it. The effect has a certain radius. How can you set this radius? According to ...
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How do I cycle through the camera views?

When reviewing the existing cameras of a scene, is there a way to quickly cycle through the views of all cameras?
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Getting the active region

How can I get the active region (i. e. the region the mouse pointer is over and keystrokes are sent to) with the Python API? Background: I want to manipulate the view_matrix of the region the mouse ...
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Toggle wireframe mode with hotkey

How do I toggle in and out of wireframe mode with my keyboard? Is there a hotkey for this? I'm a beginner (obviously). I thought I could find this in the "view" menu, but it either doesn't exist or I ...
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Hotkey for selecting transform manipulator type

Is there a hotkey or shortcut to change the type of the active transform manipulator? This site lists CtrlAltG for translate CtrlAltR for rotation CtrlAltS for scale none of which work for me. Are ...
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How to disable the “Save Over” popup

I'm accustomed to saving frequently using Ctrl+S in Blender. Each time I do this, Blender pops up the "Save Over?" button, which I have to click (or press Enter). This gets in the flow of things. Is ...
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How can I get single “a” to deslect in 2.8?

I'm using the 1-25-19 version of 2.8 beta. You have to double tap "a" every time you want to deselect something which is very annoying. Is there a way to make "a" work the old way where "a" selects ...
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How to toggle visibilty of Subsurf modifier using shortcut?

When you're modeling with a low res polygon and smoothing it with a Subdivision surface modifier, is there a way to toggle on/off the modifier's visibility using hotkeys instead of having to click on ...
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Is there a hot-key to jump between markers in the timeline?

I want to be able to cycle through the frames I set markers on (I have cameras bound to each marker so these are usually the first frame in a shot). Is there a hot-key for this?
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Shortcut for setting origin to vertex

I find myself doing the following quite often: go into edit mode select a single vertex press Space to enter the search menu type cur select ...
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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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Add shortcut for Merge Last, and Merge First

The area I am trying to speed up is when you press AltM and then click "At Last" or "At First". I would like to set up two buttons that when pressed would merge "At Last" or "At First".
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Is there a quick way to reset a .blend files windows and settings to default [duplicate]

Whenever I download a .blend from someone all of the windows and settings are the way they have left them as it is saved in the file. It takes way to long to rearrange every window and toolbar to the ...
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Why is undo/redo not working!

I accidentally pressed some unknown key combination, and now I can't use Undo nor Redo in Blender
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How to reset/remove a shortcut?

I have just started using Blender but I feel stupid that I can't find how to reset/remove shortcut added through By accident I have added a right mouse to ...
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Unexpected workspace change?

My friend who has only recently downloaded blender has come across a workspace issue. He said he accidentally pressed a button and it has entirely changed his user interface/ Workspace. He can't open, ...
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Is there a shortcut to repeat the last operation in Blender

I'm currently doing a lot of UV mapping work and I find myself repeating the same long shortcuts over and over. For example, aligning the selected uvs in y can be done by pressing s, y, 0 (scale y to ...
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How to select all faces with the same material?

If I have a model with 3 textures (blue, red, yellow), and I want to select all (and only) the blue faces from that model, what's the shorcut to do that? I remember there was one, but now I don't ...
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Adding a custom shortcut for sculpt mode

I read in the blender 2.6 wiki that there is no shortcut for sculpt mode. I would like to make Ctrl+Alt+Tab the shortcut to switch to sculpt mode, but based on the instructions for making new ...
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Any shortcut for proportional editing mode and the falloff types?

I know the O button is the shortcut for enabling the Proportional Editing mode. What if I want to change its type to Connected type using a shortcut? Are there any shortcuts for enabling the ...
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How to maximize any of the views in quad view? [duplicate]

I am new to blender. Pressing ⎈ Ctrl⎇ AltQ opens the quad view. How to maximize any one of the four views of the quad view?
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How to add shortcut for 'Only Render'?

How can I add a shortcut for the 'Only Render' checkbox in the Display section of the Properties pane? I use the function a lot to get a better view on things and would save time if there was a ...
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Shortcuts don't work after restart [closed]

I'm new to blender and have this issue: I'm using the "Industry Compatible" keymap. In "Edit Mode" the keys 1, 2 and 3 swap between vertex, edge and face select - Great! Now i want to customize it, ...
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Custom shortcuts replacing Ctrl+Tab [duplicate]

Its pretty uncomfortable to use Ctrl+TAB to switch between vertex/edge/face selections in edit mode. Is there a way to make custom shortcuts for each of them? Allso Is there shortcut for sculpt mode? ...
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How to focus on the selected object?

In Maya if we have an object selected and we press F then the object is brought into focus and if no object is selected then all the objects in the scene are brought into focus. How can this be done ...
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Camera to user view? [duplicate]

Let's suppose we have a medium-poly mesh, and we want to snapshot several different closeups by just flying in the camera or using the user's perspective to flyover. Is there a keyboard shortcut for ...
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Where are my screencast keys?

I can't find the Screencast Keys which allow me to start the display. I have tried the right hand pop-up menu using the hotkey N, but I could not find the Screencast Keys menu which is usually located ...
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Hiding all but the selected objects?

I was doing my best to follow this tutorial from the Blender Guru, but, alas, 8 minutes in I've run into a real spot, a few moments after this spot in the video. I can only hide the selected, not ...
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How to define double shortcut like GG

I would like to define a shortcut that allows to call a custom translate function while translating. Like G for Vertex move and GG for vertex slide, my shortcut should allow G for Blender's translate ...
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Create Shortcuts for Particle Edit Brushes?

I didn't find a way to set this, even via the right-click menu. Anyone could advise some? Thanks. :)
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Undo cursor move?

How can I undo when I move the cursor, Ctrl-Z doesn't work? I would prefer a keyboard shortcut, but any method will do, although I'd like to avoid scripts if possible.
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How to input location of selected Vertex using keyboard only

Anyone with sufficient mouse and chair miles will confirm that learning the keyboard short-cuts for frequently used operations vastly speeds up a workflow. Today I realized that there are things I ...
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How can I look up or create a shortcut?

The edge slide function for example is only available through edge tool menu (CtrlE) or the search tool (Space) When searching for "slide" in the preferences / input-tab no reference is found. When I ...
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2.80 Make the data single user. Like pressing U key in blender 2.79

In 2.79 I could press U to make data single user. How can I do this in 2.80, what is the hotkey?
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Selecting multiple edge loops in Blender 2.8

I used to be able to select and edge loop with AltRMB and then just continue with ShiftAltRMB. But this no longer works in Blender 2.80 and nightly builds of 2.79. Is there another way to achieve the ...
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What does 'Clear Origin' (Alt-O) do in the 3d view?

What does 'Clear Origin' (AltO) do? Someone mentioned it on our general chat.
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Keyboard shortcut for texture paint brush strength?

When texture painting the two most commonly adjusted settings are (in my experience) brush Radius and Strength. Radius already has shortcuts to decrease or increase: [ and ] keys respectively. I want ...
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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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Assign shortcut to Lock Camera to View

Instead of pressing N, opening the shelf, scrolling down and searching for the option Lock Camera to View, and then check mark. Can I create a keyboard a shortcut for lock camera to view?
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Change merge shortcut?

I have a High poly mesh and I have decided to make the low poly by merging as it is easiest for me. Would it be possible to change the W Hotkey , so that it merges to the center automatically? It is ...