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 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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shortcut for running the simulation in Blender 2.8 instead of Alt+A?

I'm following this tutorial, and at 1:40 it presses Alt+A to "run the simulation": However, this keyboard shortcut does not work ib blender 2.8. I was wondering if you could ...
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What is Blender 2.8 alternative to ctrl+shift+alt+c? (Set Origin in 2.8)

I don't understand how i can move the orange dot which is my origin to the center of my active object? I could do this before in blender 2.79 with CtrlShiftAltC and it was BEYOND useful. Now my whole ...
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Blender 2.8: any alternative for changing between modes other than the (uncomfortable) pie menu?

I seem to have finally switched my brain to using 2.8 shortcuts. However, the switching between weight paint/object/pose mode when painting weights for armature still gives me a lot of trouble. It ...
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Coming from Modo — why are Blender transform hotkeys so complicated?

Total noob question here that may be more philosophical than I intend: but why do all the transform hotkeys (for Move/Scale/etc) by default require Shift+Spacebar+Letter? Seems crazy complicated for ...
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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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Aditional shortcut for Grab+Axis

I want to speed up the process of modeling. So, instead of using G and then choosing the axis (X or Y) I want to use the Key 1 and then 2 or 3 (which are close to each other and I do not need to see ...
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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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how do you change the keyboard shortcuts in blender 2.8?

I'm trying to find the search short cut and f3 isn't working on my computer so I'd like to change it to another one.
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What shortkey CTRL + SPACE (context toggle) need for in Blender 2.8?

what does hotkey CTRL + SPACE (context toggle) for in Blender 2.8? In Blender 2.8 (legace 2.7 keymap) this hotkey is for function "space_data.show_gizmo_context" , but when I press it nothing happens. ...
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2.8 release: can you enable the shortcut for Sub-d in Edit Mode?

I flip levels of sub-d frequently in Edit Mode while modeling. In older versions of Blender, you could use CtrlKeypad 0 to CtrlKeypad 5 to do this, whatever mode you were in. Now, it seems the ...
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How to use shortcuts for tools instead of actions in Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm having some problem with the way blender handle the shortcuts. When I use a shortcut for a tool, like the extrusion one, for example, it immediately execute extrusion, instead of just selecting ...
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Assign keys (keymap) to Transformation Orientation?

I could not find anyone asking this question, which means there are probably already quick keyboard commands to do this. What I want to do is assign keyboard shortcuts to transformation orientations. ...
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2.8 Can't find “Create orientation” in the menus, therefore can't add it to “Add to quick favorites” does not work in Search

Search says "create orientation" is in Transform menu, but it's not there. Where is it ? I did map my own key combination for it, but still. The one from 2.79 , Ctrl+Alt+Space Would be much ...
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Can't stop effect of C shortcut in Grease Pencil's draw mode

Like the title says, I have created a new Grease Pencil Object (GPencil), went into the Draw Mode (upper left menu), than pressed C, but I can't exit from this feature (pressing ESC or anything else ...
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Program Wide Key replacement

Is there a way to quickly replace the middle mouse button click with something like mouse button 5? I looked around and found this middle mouse key alternative. It would be nice if I could change ...
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How to assign a hotkey to 'set origin' context menu?

How can I assign a shortcut to popup the following menu when pressed? I have looked around and I found that I can right click and "Assign shortcut" on other menus, like this example on pivot point, ...
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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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Activate Smooth Shading and Subsurf Level with One Shortcut in Both Object and Edit Mode

Maybe I'm missing something, but I feel like changing the subsurf level and shading needs a lot of keypresses. Usually, I model in edit mode with subsurf off and flat shading. Sometimes, however, I ...
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Many shortcuts don't work in Blender 2.8. Are these bugs?

In blender 2.8 it looks like all the 0-9 keys were remapped to numpad only. Wondering why the viewpoint changes could not be done, I customized the keys back to my upper row or digit keys 0-9, because ...
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Industry Compatible keymap

I recently started using a Blender 2.8 I try to use the "Industry Compatible" keymap but I have some question about that. I tried adding some hotkeys from default Blender keymap like Add Mesh(Shift+A) ...
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How can I change tool option hotkeys

I have a serious problem and I will be so appreciate anyone who can help me about this. I tried to change my hotkeys to what I prefer as a maya user to make blender more familiar whit myself. but ...
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Shortcuts don't work after restart [closed]

I'm new to blender and have this issue: I'm using the "Industry Compatible" keymap. In "Edit Mode" the keys 1, 2 and 3 swap between vertex, edge and face select - Great! Now i want to customize it, ...
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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.