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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“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 to center the 2D Cursor in the UV Editor (Quickly)?

Is there a way to center the 2D Cursor to the UV Editor (Quickly)? Similar to pressing Shift+C in the default 3D Viewport?
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Is there a shortcut to undo a viewport move?

Is there a hot key to undo a view port change similar to the bracket key in Maya? I've looked through the hotkeys and don't see anything. Thank you.
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A Disabled User in need of Suggestions/Help (UI Question)

I have a minor case if Cerebral Palsy which affects my left hand therefore using some of the keyboard shortcuts are impossible for me to use. I’m using Blender 2.8. Just a few Examples of the ...
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Modelling in blender without mouse wheel. How to completely move mouse wheel modal functionality to custom keyboard shortcuts?

How to edit modelling operator modal\contextual hotkeys? I'm using blender with a tablet since the beginning. And it doesn't have mouse wheel. I'm really fond of blender shortcut system, and how it is ...
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Marker offset shortcut does not work

In version 2.72 when tracking markers are in use in movie clip editor, normally I could move marker with offset from original position to new one in purpose to skip some frames from place where ...
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How does the unlink UVs work?

I've been reading the blender reference manual and stopped at this: Unlink Selection; Alt-L Cuts apart the selected UVs from the map. Only those UVs which belong to fully selected faces remain ...
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Can Blender's keymaps be used for key (chaining / chords)?

Some applications support key-chaining, also known as shortcut-chords (MSVC and EMacs for example). This is where an initial shortcut waits for other keys to be pressed to complete the key-chain or ...
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Redo command doesn't work

Undo command (Ctrl+Z) works fine, but Redo (Shift+Ctrl+Z) doesn't work for me anymore. How to fix it?
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How to copy and paste a single modifier?

I have multiple objects with different sets of modifiers, but I want all of them to have the exact same Array Modifier. Unfortunately the only way I've found to copy and paste modifiers is to select ...
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Button Support for 3dConnexion SpaceMouse Pro

I was able to adjust the NDOF settings to get my 3d mouse to work for navigation and I was also able to map the buttons for views, menu, and fit. The problem now is the remaining buttons that show no ...
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How can I use multimedia keys for keyboard shortcuts in Linux?

I would like to be able to use keys like XF86AudioMute, XF86WWW, etc. for keyboard shortcuts in Blender. Apparently Blender has a few multimedia keys set up by default: However, when I try to assign, ...
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Hidden hotkeys in the 2.8

I can not find many hotkeys in the "Keymap", but they are searchable. I need find where they are, because I want to add more variants. Is it bug or it is hidden somewhere? For example "Time scub" ...
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Why are Grease Pencil Strokes converted to thin Lines?

I was working on a small test animation within the 2d animation, but somehow hit a hotkey that I couldn't seem to find and fix it. The image below shows how it looks after the accidental hotkey input....
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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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Alt combination doesn't work well Blender 2.78 and 2.79, Windows 7 x64

I discovered that AltH doesn't work and I was unable to unhide objects. After a series of tests and looking online, I discovered myself that the left Alt key doesn't work always, but the right Alt (...
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Is there a way to hide all particles in a scene?

Pretty straightforward, I am looking for an option or key command to hide all the particle systems in the current scene. Is this possible or do I need to write a script?
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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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Is it possible to create a keymap item for simultaneous left/right mouse button press?

Is it possible to create a keymap item / something similar and assign it to a simultaneous left / right mous button press? Explanation: I need an easy-to-access shortcut for my addon. It should work ...
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Is there a way to setup Brush Strength with the Wacom Touch Ring?

I know that Shift+F will bring up a dynamic brush strength adjuster when I am sculpting, and I could assign that to one of my Wacom tablet's ExpressKeys, but there are only eight ExpressKeys and I ...
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Hot Key responsible for changing manipulator doesn't work

As I was reading through Blender Documentation 2.4, looking for hot keys. And suddenly found an interesting one. So I went to Blender to test it myself. Though it didn't work for me. The Hot key I am ...
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Execute Python Script on existing Blender shortcut

I want to execute a custom python script before executing a Blender method that I call using a shortcut. What I could like is to add some scripting before changing the active camera while I use the ...
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How to find and identify keyboard shortcuts?

What is the best way to more easily identify keyboard shortcuts, specifically for the video editing capabilities? For example, a set of keyboard stickers.
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Ctrl + J doesn't work

Currently I'm using the 'Cell Fracture Add-on' and want to remove the doubles. To do that I have to make all fractures into one single object so that I'm able to go into Edit Mode. Normally you only ...
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Dopesheet (motion tracking): Keyboard shortcut to jump to keyframe?

I'm motion tracking a long shot (1000s of frames) with numerous tracks which are only valid for a portion of the footage. It's hard to discern if a track has stopped tracking because its gone out of ...
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Can you edit Node type in the keymap?

When I'm editing my keymap, I'm able to create custom Node creation shortcuts, however, for nodes that have multiple options (eg Math node can be Add, Subtract, Multiply etc) I can't seem to specify ...
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Blender 2.8 - What is 'Tweak' in Preferences > Keymap

I've used Blender 2.7 for years, but I'm really trying to make an effort to figure out 2.8. I was trying to randomize my vertices in edit mode; so I searched Preferences > Keymap for the shortcut to ...
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How to delay a script without delaying blender's startup?

I placed a script in blender's startup scripts folder so that it runs automatically. However, I need it to run after blender starts up or else it throws out an error. How can I delay or keep trying ...
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Where is Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Mouse Wheel discrete rotation in 2.8

I can't find this in 2.8 and it was really useful. For instance in 2.79 you could Ctrl-Alt-Wheel to roll rotate the view based on your current. The only way I could do this in 2.8 was with the ...
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Copy value with all hidden decimals

Is there a shortcut to copy an exact value with all the hidden decimals (those you see when calling the value in python) ? I used to think that was what you were getting when hovering the value (...
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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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blender 2.8 select vertex, edge, face problem

i work on a macbook pro (no numpad) with Blender 2.8 (no ctrl+tab shortcut) and i only have the choice to select between emulate numpad to chage point of view or not emulate numpad and use ctrl+1,2 ...
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How do I toggle the view between perspective/orthographic with out a numpad in 2.8?

In 2.8, I'm trying not to use the emulate numpad option since that replaces the [1,2,3] selection modes in edit mode. So far the '~' pie menu is pretty quick for switching views, but there's no ...
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Are there any opengl rendering shortcuts?

Blender does not seem to have an opengl rendering shortcut. Is this shortcut already in Blender? How do I create a shortcut?
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How to Mouse Scroll Through Scene Selection?

With ctrl+scroll you can quickly browse through values like Area.type. How could you add this ctrl+mouse scroll-browse functionality to other drop-down menus to quickly select values for "scene" and "...
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Object/Edit mode AND X-ray switch

I'm writing this thread to talk about the "show whole scene transparent" (x-ray) option: I bet we all agree on the fact that it's fairly similar to the "limit selection to visible" that we had in 2.79'...
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remove middle mouse axis lock ?

i find it very annoying that you cant move and rotate the view while doing a rotation/scale/translation i just want to uncheck the "axis lock = middle mouse button" option but i cant find that in the ...
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Cant navigate/rotate in edit mode?

I have the same issue as Navigation working in Object mode but not Edit mode? except I'm on Mac with external mouse. Everything is great in object view, and I manually put in shift/left mouse for ...
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Shortcuts using Ctrl not working in Linux

I'm using blender 2.79 in two different Linux computers (Redhat and Arch, both running Gnome 3), and I'm hitting a super annoying issue. Whenever I try to use any shortcut with ...
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Animation interface doubts

I am an animator new to the blender and I have some queries. Can any one tell me how to move keys in time slider? How to change from real time speed to Play every frame like maya? How to key directly ...
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How to register shortcuts so they are also visible in menu?

I have already created few simple addons and managed to assign new shortcuts so they are working and appear in the User Preferences-Input. But alas, I'm not able to make them visible in any menu ...
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View Selected (Numpad .) and zooming out with a single shortcut

Every time I use View Selected (Numpad .), the view zooms in too much in the object I want to center in my view, so I always need to zoom out to have a proper sight ...
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Scale flipping keyboard shortcut not woring suddenly [Keys: S,X,-1]

Ive just jumped back into Blender to try to create a simple metal girder model. I'm sure that pressing S,X and -1 should make the model flip as a mirror of what it was. But this isnt working for me. ...
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Custom shortcuts: Copying the “full” data path for a button

After trying to create a shortcut for "Vertex selection mask in weight paint mode" for a while, I found much to my joy that Blender already had a shortcut for this (V, as described in this helpful ...
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Keybord shortcut to add new driver

Usually you press D and can add a driver. But it doesn't work anymore. What causes this? The Keyboard shortcut exists but doesn't work. If i hover the Cursor over the desired section and press D it ...
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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 mouse wheel to zoom not tilt

I can not for the life of me work out or find out why or how Blender is now tilting the view with the mouse wheel. What have I done? How can I get the mouse wheel to zoom in and out and not tilt. ...
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Alt Click to Rotate View + Loop Select

I've found that I can't set Alt + Left Click to both Rotate Viewport AND keep Loop Select. Rotate View works in Object Mode, but in Edit Mode Alt Select only works for Loop Select. Is there a way to ...
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Navigate 3d viewport hovering the mouse (without any button click) with ctrl/alt/shift key combinations

Is this possible to navigate in the 3d viewport just hovering the mouse (or the pen on a tablet) with the existing ctrl/alt/shift key combinations BUT without the need to click on any button of the ...
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How can I remap to Shift Command Click&Drag?

I'm on an iMac using an Apple wireless keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I'm trying to remap buttons so that I can Move the 3D view left, right, up, and down with Shift Command Click&Drag. This is what ...