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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Spin Shortcut Key (2.8)

what's the spin shortcut key? In 2.79 it was Alt-R, but it no longer works. I looked on the user preferences, but I couldn't figure out the answer. Thanks
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What's the shortcut for return to previous 3d viewport scene?

When I edit a mesh at a user perspective viewpoint if I press a viewpoint hotkey by mistake how can I return to the previous viewpoint? Is there a hotkey for that?
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De-Selecting Shortcut Key (Blender 2.8) [duplicate]

In Blender 2.8, the shortcut key to de-select all objects is to double tap the A key twice. Is there any way to change that to just one tap of the A key, like how it was in Blender 2.79?
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Use the same shortcut for 3D view camera movement and 2D view paning

So I have this shortcut: spacebar + mouse left to toggle 3d view navigation walk mode. In 2D view I have the same shortcut for 2D view pan. However when I press it ...
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How can I select a clip/slip/strip under the cursor(=timeline-indicator) via the keyboard?

I want to be able to do the simplest of editing (scroll through timeline, make cut, select clip, remove clip, go on) while not needing to grab the mouse, therefore only using the keyboard as input. ...
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What shortcut to open Node Wrangler menu in 2.8?

I need the shortcut that will open the Node Wrangler menu in 2.8. I found this thread: Shortcut list txt for node wrangler from 2017. It says Ctrl+Shift+Alt+wm.call_menu. But what is ...
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Select input override any operators (bevel, slide etc)

I am very new to Blender, coming from maya and quickly learning. I'm currently configuring my Blender to match/improve my Maya workflow. I installed the addon "MayaConfig4Blender" on blender 2.8. I'm ...
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Maya to blender,Change view selected component

I have been working with maya for a very long time and just started with Blender so navigating is quite difficult for me. I checked online how to change the preferences and managed to get most of it ...
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Good alternatives for middle mouse pan button?

I've done a few meshes but am still relatively new to Blender. Does anyone use any alternative keys for panning that isn't the middle mouse button? I'm an artist so my hand/wrist is janky enough, but ...
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Masking selected vertices for sculpting

I have 3 questions related to masking in blender. I'm using latest 2.80rc2. Is there a way to mask a subobject or selected vertices inside a mesh? Can we mask a selected vertex group? For example, ...
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Remap spacebar to last action/command?

Coming from an Autocad layout, it's so convenient to repeat the last command/action by hitting the spacebar, anyway to do that in Blender?
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Blender 2.80: Left Mouse Button is moving cursor, not selecting (despite proper keymap settings)

I'm using v2.80. I have chosen "Select with: Left Mouse Button", and as far as I can tell, the LMB is supposed to Select. Instead, it's moving the cursor around. It seems like moving the cursor is ...
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2.8 Keymaps for specific selection modes?

Is it currently possible to set keymaps for specific selection modes like vertex, edge, and face. What I would like to do: Select all linked by double clicking a face. Select an edge loop by double ...
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Is it possible to change labels on items in the 'Quick Favorites' menu?

I would like to put a different text label on one of my Quick Favorite menu items. Reason: I fiddle around with 3D printing, so I import and export STL a lot. Naturally, since I use those two ...
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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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Assigning a shortcut to hide/show multiple particle systems in Blender 2.8

I have a mesh with multiple particle systems. I try assigning the same shortcut to hide/show them but it doesn't work. The key only works the fist particle system I assigned it too, when logically it ...
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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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How to “add vert” in blender 2.8?

I'm following a tutorial called "Fuel Station - Blender 2.8 Low Poly 3D Modeling Tutorial", and the teacher is adding a vertex typing "Shift+A" that show a Mesh Submenu -> Single Vert -> Add Single ...
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I can not type number or use number keys inside Blender

Above is the picture of my keyboard. All of a sudden, I am unable to use my number keys inside Blender. I am not sure if I accidentally hit anything. I don't even remember. I usually use these keys ...
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How to create a submenu especific shortcut?

I've recently been making my way into 2.8 and I've been wondering if there is a way to link keys exclusively to submenus. Let's say I want to shotcut "Clear Seams" to the "C" key in the UV menu, in ...
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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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Any way to add shortcuts for texture painting blending modes in 2.80?

Being able to quickly change blending mode in texture painting would be a HUGE efficiency improvment. I've been looking for a while to achieve this but didn't manage :( Even if its not possible to ...
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UV Editing, Vertex, Edge, Face shortcuts not working?

in UV Editing with the Industry Keymap used(2.8, 8ac0fef4dfd1) the Vertex, Edge, Face shortcuts (1,2,3) are not working while having sync mode active and the uv window active (instead 1 activates the ...
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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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Why wont this addon retain user shortcut preferences?

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remapped shift key not working

My shift key is not working anymore, so I remaped it on the little "2" key just under the escape key using keytweak . The remapping worked in all programs I used but not in Blender apparently .. I can'...
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Group Instance Keyboard Shortcut?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for creating grouped instances. I know there is Alt+D for objects, but the only thing I can find for groups is under the shift+A menu.
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restricting movements to x,y,z for the handicapped

I know that when you want to restrict movement or scaling to a certain axis you hold down the keyboard key corrresponding to the axis that you want isolate but I have a problem I am handicapped and ...
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How to access the search menu 2.8? (used to be spacebar in 2.79)

In 2.79 the search menu is accessed pressing the spacebar In 2.8 the space bar is used to play the timeline. Where is the search menu now?
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How do I “shift select” from object A to object B in outliner?

An action i would do with SHIFT in many apps , here doesnt work...whats the right shortcut ? Thank you !
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Quickly add texture coordinate and mapping nodes shortcut?

I know there will be a very quick and easy answer to this if someone knows it. I've seen it a few times in some videos where these two nodes can be added in with just a shortcut but i can't seem to ...
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Why does dragging the middle mouse button sometimes translate my selection instead of rotating my view?

I don't know what's causing this, but sometimes when I have faces or vertices selected in edit mode I will drag the middle mouse button to rotate my view but it will translate the selection instead. I ...
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Is there a way to select 'back' vertex/edges/faces without having to turn on x-ray?

Say I'm on perspective view and some vertices on a cube are 'hidden' away from view and I want to select with the front vertices...I'd have to turn on x-ray, right? I just find it a unecessary step ...
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Double keystroke shortcut

How do I assign a double keystroke shortcut by pressing the same key twice? For example, what usually happen for the "G" key, which activates the "grab tool" if pressed once but if pressed twice it ...
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How to disable a node in node editor? [duplicate]

I have a texture node, I want to keep as it is and try another texture creating another texture node. I don't want to use the same texture node to try both. How can disable node in node editor ...
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What does “tweak left” mean?

In Object Mode, the "Select" menu drops down to "Box Select." The keyboard shortcut shown for this is "Tweak Left." What does "Tweak Left" mean? How am I supposed to use this keyboard shortcut (or ...
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How can I create a toggle 'view to selected' hotkey?

I've changed my 'view to selected' hotkey and would like to make it a toggle shortcut that allows me either to focus on the selected object or toggle back to the whole scene. Can anyone help me with ...
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Some sculpting brush hotkeys change the view rather than the brush

Hey everyone I am new to Blender and I've been watching sculpting tutorials on hotkeys for the sculpting brushes. A few of the brush shortcuts that involve pressing shift and a number for example (...
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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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How to use camera positioning like in old versions?

This might be a naive question, however, in the old days of blender, there used to be key bindings for camera adjustments. Those allowed to enter camera view mode and then use the "fly camera" mode. ...
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KEY MAPPING (v2.8) ~ Is there any way to remap the Y axis hotkey to `C` for a more practical use?

MY ISSUE: I use the Z/X/Y axis shortcuts a lot when modeling, rather than visualizing the transformation gizmo. I'd like to have the three shortcuts in a single row ...
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Different Timeline shortcuts in Grease Pencil Draw mode?

I'm used to other 2D animation apps, where I can configure my shortcuts in a way that I don't have to lift my non-drawing hand to move through the Timeline frames. With Blender, there are already so ...
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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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Hotkey for keying (Rot & Loc & Scale)

Is there a hotkey to key rotation, location, and scale at the same time? I know if I press 'i' I can then select it. But what if I want to bypass the menu? Thank you for your time!
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Change radii & speed of “rotate view”?

When I hold MMB, I rotate my view around a point. Somehow, I accidentally caused the camera to rotate around a large circle. Then, I bound the camera to a marker, and the view jumped to the origin, ...
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Where is the edge loop hotkey set in the keymap section of 2.8?

Alt+LMB does nothing, and I'm trying to determine if this is a bug and the nature of the issue so I can report it. In looking at the keymap settings, I can find "...
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How to make quick menu items permanent in 2.8?

When I add items to the quick menu in 2.8, they are lost every time I restart Blender. Any way to make them permanent? Edit: in addition to the answer below, I discovered that the quick menu keys are ...
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Shortcuts do not work on the dope sheet. (2.8version)

I am using version 2.8 of Blender. The following shortcuts do not work on the dope sheet. Is there a solution? Ctrl + Shift → : next marker Ctrl + Shift ← : previous marker Shift + ↑ 10 : ...
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All Objects suddenly invisible in 3D Viewer [duplicate]

I was editing my model in edit mode when suddenly everything disappeared. Things I tried: Alt + H in case I accidentally hid anything, no effect Creating a new object, e.g. a cube, also invisible ...
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Quick assignment of Shortcuts: e.g. Preferences?

I know I did it before in 2.80, by clicking some sort of key combination I was able to change the Preferences to Ctrl+Alt+U, as it used to be in 2.79. For the life of me, I can't remember how I did ...