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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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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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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Set shortcut to use 3DConnexion SpaceMouse button? [closed]

How can I setup the right (or left) button on the 3DConnexion's SpaceMouse Wireless to act as ⎈ CtrlZ keystroke in Blender 2.7x for Mac? 3DConnexion's own SpaceMouse settings don't work.
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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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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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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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How to maximize any of the views in quad view?

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 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 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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Drawing Using Grease Pencil Hotkeys

I've just begun experimenting with the Grease pencil function. I find it a bit inconvenient that if there are default hotkeys defined, I can't find them. I'd like to be able to press a key or two, and ...
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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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How to setup a shortcut for UV Editor's selection modes?

I would imagine it would be something like this, but this, and similar, does not work.
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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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Is it possible to paste in edit mode?

Is there any way to use paste in edit mode, because in edit mode CtrlV is replaced by the vertices menu. I can copy things fine but it is impossible to paste. Of course I could use ShiftD to ...
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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 key for smooth shading

In edit mode I can press W to bring up the specials menu, then D to shade smooth. Is there any shortcut key for shade smooth in object mode? I know I can assign a key, but wanted to know if there ...
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Emulated Numpad Mapping - Numpad Period?

By trial and error I have found that in Blender v2.7 on a laptop with emulated numpad set, \ represents Numpad / (forward slash). Which key represents Numpad . (period)?
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Timeline navigation hotkeys

When scrolling through the timeline, is there a way of locking the play head to the center whilst the strips, and other open windows, move, rather than the play head moving then having to keep ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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