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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Access for Shortcuts or Quickselection for Advanced Selection: new, extend, invert, intersect

Is there an GUI way (e.g. Assign Shortcut) to have quick access to advances selection methods? Or if not, is there an existing script or addon for this? I'd like to get it into Hotkeys, PieMenus or ...
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I can't move, rotate or scale in blender 2.8 object mode [duplicate]

I am very new to Blender 2.8. I know that hotkey like G, R and S are essential and very useful but I can't do any of them in object mode. I can only move the origin (the orange thing that for the ...
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how to loop cut a mesh that doesn't have clear edge flow

i have mesh like this and i need to cut it like this but i can't because as you can see the mesh have a crazy topology
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Blender acting as if shift is held down

I'll go to orbit with trackpad and it'll work but then i'll go to do it 10 seconds later and it'll pan instead of orbit, as if shift is being held. It seems to switch on and off for no reason. It ...
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How do you quickly clear the mask when texture painting like when sculpting?

I know that in Sculpt mode you can use Alt+M and Alt+I to clear or invert it. This is super important for a fast workflow. I tried to make my own new Mask Flood Fill shortcut under Image Paint by ...
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Hotkey to navigate scenes in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.7, i could change the layout with Ctrl + ← and Ctrl + →. In 2.7, the scene was layout dependent, allowing me to navigate the scene this way. However, in Blender 2....
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The shortcuts of annotation tools changed itself

Sorry for this silly title. I tried to pinpoint the cause of this behavior but it seems so random. Usually my shortcut of Annotation Eraser is Shift+Spacebar+8: But sometimes it becomes Shift+...
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Adding keyboard actions in 2.82

Where is the Add New keyboard shortcut feature in 2.8? Why 2.7X keymap in Blender 2.8 doesn't have keyboard shortcuts from 2.7X? Why exporting a keymap from 2.7 imported in 2.8 doesn't work? How to ...
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What is the shortcut for orientation?

Blender 2.81 I frequently change the Gizmo orientation in modeling between Global and Normal. There is no shortcut shown. The Blender documentation says , (comma), but using comma the orientation ...
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What's the “deselect all” hotkey in Blender 2.8x?

Recently I've been trying to transition from an earlier version of Blender to 2.82. The UI is easy enough to figure out but the thing that really gets me is the bind to deselect all. In earlier ...
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Hold gizmo axis transformation shortcut

In 3D Viewport constructions is usual to rotate the visualization often, so as it's gizmo stay at top-left side of application I observed me moving the mouse a lot. There would be a keyboard shortcut ...
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View Numpad MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have a problem with my blender on my MacBook Pro. I can not use Numpad 1 2 3 and so on, as I am working on a MacBook Pro. This way I can not lock view to one side of my project with a background ...
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Shortcut for quickly toggling between cameras (in a similar way the Alt+Tab works for OS tabs)? [duplicate]

Shortcut for quickly toggling between cameras (in a similar way the Alt+Tab works for OS tabs) ? Assuming the function exists... If it doesn't, it should lol.
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How to only show the paths of Greace Pencil strokes?

I accidentally inputted a shortcut while drawing in a Greace Pencil object and now only the paths of the strokes are shown. Now I'm curious about what key combination it was and how to leave this ...
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Key for remove doubles

Every time I remove doubles, I go space bar, remove doubles, and press enter. What is the "legit" way of doing this? Is there a faster short cut key? If not its fine.
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Blender 2.8 shortcuts not updating sidebar

When I switch tools by the shortcut (e.g. move (G) to select (B), blender 2.8 doesn't show the current tool selected. I have to guess the current tool without feedback. Is this the default behavior? ...
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Insert Keyframe menu will only show up when factory settings are loaded

Blender novice here. In Blender 2.81, the Insert Keyframe Menu will no longer appear in the 3D viewport when I press the "I" key. But pressing "I" when hovering over the Dope Sheet will still bring up ...
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(Blender 2.8) Control + RMB doesn't create new vertex

First off, I want to tell that I'm a complete beginner to Blender. I'm following a modelling tutorial on YouTube. Not only is the interface different, but the shortcuts are too. The person making the ...
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How to assign shortcut to Snap menu

I wanted to assign similar hot keys on Snap menu and setting Origin menu like shift + f1 and ctrl + f1 since you can't add Origin menu to Quick Favorite After seeing this question, I managed to make ...
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Viewport Navigation/Manipulation

I'm coming from Rhino3d and I'm having trouble understanding the conventions for orbiting, rotating, and panning the view port in Blender. For example, in Rhino3d clicking and holding the RMB at any ...
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2.8 - Moving objects too far from world origin makes the un-selectable

I must have pressed something weird cus all of a sudden there is this "invisible wall" surrounding my world origin, and if I drag my objects outside it, I can no longer select them unless I do it in ...
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How do I open the original object properties window when i create a new object? [duplicate]

When I create a landscape I get a property menu to define what kind landscape I want to create. When I click on something else (right click shade smooth for example) that menu goes away. I want to ...
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Different operations if operator is pressed with “Ctrl”, “Alt” or “Shift” within the UI? [duplicate]

I saw multiple add-ons that are using alternative operator action when pressing Shift, Alt or Ctrl within the operator interface (I think it's only one of the 3). I created an operator and draw it in ...
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Is there a way to get all shortcuts of 2.79 back?

I have a lot of trouble transitioning from 2.79 to 2.8 because I was so used to hotkeys in older versions. Is there a way I can recover all 2.79 shortcuts for blender 2.8x? I mean all, really... ...
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what are some vacant key combinations for custom shortcuts? [closed]

I wanna add a lot of custom shortcuts to things but I don't want to overwrite already existing shortcuts by accident. The list of existing short cuts is so long it's like asking to find what words ...
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My modifiers icon disappeared

I am using Blender version 2.81a, my Modifiers icon (the little wrench) disappeared on my tab. How do I get it back?
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Custom made menu hotkey problem, blender doesn't find it unless I run it form the text editor

I am new to scripting in blender, kinda new to python as well. I followed a tutorial on how to make a custom menu in python, and then add it as an addon in blender. Now I installed it from file and it ...
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Alt key +LMB isn't selecting edge [duplicate]

I was performing a tutorial for beginners designing a hammer in edit mode. With edge mode selected I attempted to select an edge using alt key + LMB. Nothing happened. However, in prior exercises of ...
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Why does the shortcut I created change to NDOF Fit

I changed the shortcut for Frame Selected from Number . to Shift F and after I saved the project the shortcut changed to NDOF Fit and I can't change it or remove the shortcut. The only way I can ...
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2019 Macbook Pro (laptop) keyboard shortcuts

I'm UI graphic designer and junior front end dev and I started learning blender few days ago but everytime I open blender and trying to do something while watching tutorials I'm stuck in the keyboard ...
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Can't use Shortcut key on linux mint 19 XFCE [duplicate]

I am not able to use the shortcut key in Blender, although in Preferences > Input there is normal. For example, I can't use key G for move , S for scale, R, X, Y, Z or Shift + D for duplication, but ...
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How can I switch the direction of a Curve on Blender 2.8?

How can i switch (invert) the direction of a curve to the opposite direction, in Blender 2.8? It seems that the shorcut for this option has changed.
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How do I scrub the sequencer playhead more than just 1 frame at a time

How do I scrub the sequencer playhead more than just 1 frame at a time (in 2.7 it was shift+up or down arrows) I can't find anything for it in keymaps.
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Multiple extrusion on selected curve objects using the Option (alt) key

In Blender 2.80 I was able to extrude multiple curve objects, including text and imported SVG files by simply clicking and dragging on the Geometry Extrude field while pressing the Option (alt) key. ...
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Shortcuts are saved immediately to all keymap presets

I created a new keymap preset, if I try to change something in it, the changes affect ALL other presets. For example: I reset all the settings to the factory settings, created a new keymap preset and ...
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How to find the function and the menu (or button) corresponding to a shortcut (knowing only shortcut keys)?

I wonder how to find the function and the menu (or button) corresponding to a shortcut (if I have only the shortcut and no idea of what it does) ? For instance : if in a video I see one maker doing "[...
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Wacom kills keyboard short cuts

It's taking a bit to finally figure out whats going on. When I try to use my Wacom (Intuos 5) in Blender (for sculpting), it messes with Shift, Control, and Command modifier keys. Usually this happens:...
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VSE: Select next or previous strip with the keyboard

After starting using Blender VSE for a while, I would like to get free of the mouse for selecting strips on the timeline. Let A be a strip and B another strip following A on the channel (with or ...
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Set Origin shortcut not working?

The shortcut for Set Origin (Shift + Ctrl + Alt + c) isn't working. When I searched for the action in the search bar accessed by pressing f3 there were no buttons noted after the "Set origin" action,...
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Is there a SketchUp shortcut configuration?

Has anyone created a shortcut configuration file that would use the same shortcuts as sketchup?
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Loop Cut with ctrl R doesnt work for me

When I try to add a Loop Cut with Ctrl R it simply doesnt work. It worked yesterday but when I opened Blender today it didnt work at all. Tried to reopen it but that didnt help. Im sure I havent ...
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Newbie quicky question

I'm doing the blender guru donut tutorial and my shortcuts are acting up. Hey so I may have a bit of a newbie question. My numpad shortcuts are acting weird. I have to double click to use them and ...
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Transformation hotkeys stopped working in blender 2.82

There is something strange going on with my blend file. Although pressing S in Edit Mode to scale my meshes works just fine. In Object Mode S doesn't do anything. This started to happen with a very ...
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Is it possible to automatically inherit/import custom shortcut mappings from an older Blender version to a newer?

I'm about to start experimenting with Blender 2.81; unfortunately, doing so means all of my custom Quick Favorites and Shortcuts (and other interface changes, e.g. select with RMB) have been lost. Is ...
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How to Toggle Selected Objects Visibility with H shortcut as in Maya

I want to be able to toggle the visibility of selected objects with a shortcut (H) the way you can do in Maya and XSI, shown in the GIF. I'm guessing scrippting is needed. I've tried to do it my self ...
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How do I “View selected” in edit mode?

My keyboard does not have a numpad so I changed the keymap for view selected to F as in Maya. The problem I'm having is it doesn't work in edit mode when selecting Verts/Faces/Edges. I'm not sure if ...
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Toggling Annotate line drawing mode instead of holding keys

Is it possible to change the shortcuts for Annotate (what used to be Grease Pencil) to a toggle-type hotkey, instead of having to hold Alt+D for Draw Straight Lines?...
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grease pencil keyframe navigation?

just have a simple issue of finding out how to jump to front or back key-frames, as I am currently typing in the number each time, but hope there is a simple short-cut / hotkey. Inside grease pencil ...
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Can't find the keyboard shortcut in keymap preferences

I am a Maya user and I want to move to Blender and I decided to Change the Keymap to a similar look to Maya; But couldn't find the shortcut key for ' Spacebar + W ' as Tweak tool to Remove It and use ...
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keyboard stopped working

I'm following a tutorial to learn blender, and I've been doing the same tutorial a few times now without any problem. But suddenly my keyboard commandos just stopped working, for example I can't press ...

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