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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Caps lock to control: not accepted by Blender

I have a question about the keyboard input handling of Blender. I'm running Kubuntu 14.10, and set up my Caps Lock such that it acts like an extra Ctrl key (System Settings → Input Devices → Keyboard ...
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What does the mouse-binding “in-between move” do?

Soo, changed my settings around a bit so that Shift-C is cursor-to-selected and Ctrl-S is "view all without moving cursor". After doing this I had some intermittant trouble with the view resetting ...
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How to trigger script after changes in graph editor? [duplicate]

I'm improving upon the motion path in Blender. As it is now, the motion path is something that needs to be calculated for each bone, then updated manually. I want to make the motion path (for the ...
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Objects being moved with each other inside an area [duplicate]

I have accidentally enabled a mode which creates a kind of smooth brush whenever I move an object. And when I drag it across the axis everything inside the circle gets moved as well. How do I stop ...
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Appending hotkeys to default keymap

I noticed that when Blender writes out a custom keymap it completely overrides all keys that were assigned previously. I don't want to miss out on any changes in the default key mappings in future ...
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Is there a shortcut or hotkey that I could use to access the Transform panel of the properties shelf in the 3D viewport?

While working on vertices, and wanting a bit more precision than I can get with a mouse, I use the transform panel of the properties shelf in the 3D viewport. But to do this, I have to move the mouse ...
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Blender functions that randomly stop working then start working again [closed]

I have recently experienced two Blender functions randomly stop working, then later start working again with no apparent reason. These functions I use daily and they worked fine for weeks before I ...
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Having repeating problems with hotkeys and mouse controls, how can I fix them?

Over the past few weeks, shortly before 2.7 and during 2.7, I've been having trouble with various hotkeys and mouse controls. Occasionally, LMB will not grab a transform axis to manipulate objects, ...
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Changing 3D Perspective Views using the NumPad

I'm trying to use the number pad shortcuts to control the views, Left, Right, Back, etc. It isn't working, though. It only works when I click on the view through the menu. Instead, these little ...
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How to catch backslash keypress? [closed]

I want make actions on key press in UV Editor Blender, how to catch this event?
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set the view centered on an object

I'm new to blender and I'm not sure how to approach the problem. I like to work with orthogonal views; I created a scene with a penguin, and the penguin is now facing an arbitrary direction. However, ...
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How to copy textures to other cubes [duplicate]

I have made a massive cube made from hundreds of smaller cubes for a wreaking ball to hit and knock down. I want the cubes to be wood textured. I have my texture on one cube but I want all 700 cubes ...
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Shortcut to change Type of Sequencer View

There's three buttons in the VSE header that let you turn on/off the preview and sequencer: Do these have a keyboard shortcut? And if no, is it possible to set one up?
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Shortcut to switch between add and subtract in weight paint mode?

That is pretty much my question. When I am in weight paint mode, I'd like to use a key shortcut to switch between add and subtract (or cycle with mix but that's less useful in my opinion) blend mode. ...
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Disable save (Ctrl+S) confirmation possible? [duplicate]

Confirmation for Save As is logic but for Save is absurd. No other program that I use has this. How can I disable it?
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Face making and Loop Cutting [duplicate]

I have a problem making faces while modeling. When I make a face in Blender and try to put loop cut I just can't .... Anybody knows another way to connect/make faces ? Please answer me..
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Select multiple overlapping islands in UV Editor?

I want to select multiple overlapping islands all at once in UV Editing mode. 3dsmax can do this by clicking and dragging a window around my element, but I couldn't find a comparable function in ...
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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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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 does home button in the UV/Image editor zoom out a lot?

If you have an image in the UV/Image editor window, pressing the Home button is for View All. Why does it put a massive border around the image? Every time I press Home I have to zoom back in! Zoom ...
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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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Is there a way to make a shortcut comment the current line?

I'm used to CtrlD commenting the current line rather than duplicating it. This is easy enough to change in the user preferences, however it only works when there is a highlighted selection. Is it ...
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Re-Centering the Camera view after Shift Drag?

This seems like something obvious, but I just don't know where to find this. I'm using blender for projection mapping applications, and have set up my camera to emulate the base position and FOV of ...
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How to find the right keymap to change on addon registration?

I tried to redefine a shortcut in my addon registration step, but I can't find which one to change. In the user one (...
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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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Why doesn't the key to switch on all scene layers work on linux

Since I use Blender (2.12), the key on a german keyboard on windows to switch on all layers is Ö (right to the L). In Ubuntu it doesn't work and never has for me and I'm using Linux for at least 6 ...
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Is it possible to select all connected or unconnected nodes?

Is it possible to select all connected or unconnected nodes in the node editor with a keyboard shortcut or operation? (I thought maybe CtrlL and CtrlAltShiftM like in Edit mode, but apparently not) ...
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Create Shortcuts to Toggle Actions?

I know you can create and edit shortcuts in User Preferences > Input, but I can't figure out how to make a shortcut to toggle something on/off. For example, I can right click on the Shade Smooth ...
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Undo and Redo on Macbook not functioning [closed]

The CtrlZ and ShiftCtrl + Z combinations are essentially ignored on my Macbook. It's behaving like an unqualified Z key press. How do I get that to work on Macbook or is there another means of ...
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Create a shortcut to pause Preview viewport Cycles rendering?

I'm fairly sure to create the shortcut for pausing the cycles preview render starts with wm.context_toggle, but when I put in ...
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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 ...