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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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Can't see any objects anymore

I went to hit Numpad 5 to switch out of perspective mode but I accidentally hit another key. Now my scene looks like this: All of the meshes are still there: What can I do? I can upload the ....
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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 can I return to the 3D view after rendering?

In blender, after I press F12 to render, the view changes. Is there a button or key that I can press to go back to the 3d view?
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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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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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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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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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Align view to axis during modal operator?

How can I align the view (e.g. Numpad7 for Top view) in a modal operator such as knife? When I try pressing the numpad keys during a knife operation, nothing happens. This can be quite annoying when ...
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Is it possible to stay in Face Mode when making loop cuts?

It appears that Loop Cut (Ctrl+R) automatically switches you to Edge Mode. Is there a way to remain in Face Mode after doing a Loop Cut? I've looked through the hot key references that I could find ...
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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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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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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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How to deselect using box select?

How do I deselect using the box select tool? I have read about middle mouse button and some other shortcuts but they don't work for me.
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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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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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Can I confirm knife action with mouse, or other key than Enter?

Can I confirm knife actions with the mouse, or some other key than Enter? Going all the way to Enter breaks the flow in a way that's inconsistent with blender's philosophy.
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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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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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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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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 do I center the view at the origin without moving the 3D cursor?

The shortcut I have always used to center my view is Shift +C, then Alt + Home. This moves the 3D cursor to the origin, then centers the view on the 3D cursor. However, in some situations, I want to ...
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How to change Transform Orientation with keyboard in Ubuntu

How I can change Transform Orientation with the keyboard in Ubuntu? In some linux systems (and many others) Alt + Space are a system combination to show application ...
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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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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?