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Workspaces are preset interface layouts for different workflows and tasks. This tag is for questions about using or managing workspaces.

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How do I view Annotations (i.e. pencil strokes) in the Sculpting Workspace?

I am using the Annotate tool via D+LMB in the default Layout Workspace, and it works fine. When I switch to the Sculpting Workspace, all the pencil strokes turn invisible! I can still draw, but they'...
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How to have editor panes in the workspace be different editor types

I am using Blender 2.8 (Windows 10). I have now been able to create two editor panes in the same workspace (see this Q/A). The new editor pane(s) is set to the same editor type as the existing pane. ...
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Open new editor pane in workspace (handle is missing)

There are a few tutorials (for example this one, screen shots below) which show you can add a new pane to a workspace but in my version of Blender 2.8 (running on Windows 10) I can't recreate this ...
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How to save the default mode of a custom workspace?

When designing new workspaces, there doesn't seem to be a way to save or define the default mode of that workspace. You can duplicate one of the presets and go from there, which would work fine... ...
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Workspace - Filter Add-ons Question (2.80 and 2.81)

If I enable the new workspace filter add-ons feature, some add-ons that I have enabled in Blender preferences window do not show up in the filter panel. For example, I have the import AutoCAD DXF add-...
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Why is the material looking better in the layout workspace than in the shading workspace?

What the title says. My material look lighter and worse in the shading worksapce and in the actual render. Why is that and how to change it so that the material could look like in the default layout.
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How do I show a rendered image in a new viewport without the verticies being highlighted?

Sorry it's a confusing question. Here's an image of what I'm talking about. I would really like to see my model rendered without all the black outlining everything as I work on it.. I never had ...
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How to redraw status bar in Blender 2.80

I've added my own progress bar to the Blender 2.80 status bar (the footer of Blender) with the following abstracted code: ...
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in blender 2.8 how to make 3d view unlike setting from other windows?

in blender 2.8 how make new window witch created by [duplicated area in to new windows] unlinked setting from other windows and work space like [viewport unlink] feature in blender 2.7 viewport ...
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where is viewport unlink feature in blender 2.8

where is viewport unlink in blender 2.8 --- to make window witch created by (duplicated area in to new windows feature) in specific 3d view editor with specific setting.... unlinked from other windows ...
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How to retain 3D Viewport and Outliner settings while changing workspaces?

I often cycle through Workspaces layout tabs, 3D Viewport and Outliner are changing their appearance. Is there a way to fix it? For example, in the first tab I use object mode with particular camera ...
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Synchronize the scene with the workspace (layout) in Blender 2.8

As Blender was upgraded from 2.79 to 2.8, the scene's dependence on the workspace(layout) was removed and separated. Nice update but I found it uncomfortable compared to 2.79. Below I will describe ...
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Status bar icons

I am able to change the text in the 2.80 status bar with: bpy.types.WorkSpace.status_text_set("My Text") Reset with: ...
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Set Object's "Viewport Display" according to Workspace

I do a lot of retopology and I want to make a new Workspace exclusively to it. So it should have Backface Culling (Viewport Shading) and In Front (Object Viewport Display) options turned on. I can ...
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Lost the workspace menu...how to get it back?

Using blender 2.80 stable on Linux with openbox / nvidia. Once in a sudden the top menu with all my workspace was gone. Restarting blender does not help. Blender without the related file shows the ...
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How to keep Workspaces in Blender 2.80 when opening previous version of blender's files?

i'd like to use the bmps file from previous version of blender, in blender 2.80 as latest version. but, when it's opened, blender 2.80 lost every interface layout it usually has. especially those new ...
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Why does blender look like this?

I installed the latest version of Blender on my old mac and it looks like this??? Any ideas what went wrong?
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Python 2.8 - how to assign a material in shading versus layout workspace

In Blender/python 2.8, I have code that creates and assigns a material correctly in the Layout workspace (Workbench engine), but when I switch to Eevee or Cycles engine the material does not exist. ...
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How to assign different scenes for workspaces in Blender 2.8?

In 2.79 I could select a workspace, choose any scene and easily switch between workspaces - for example I had one scene for modeling and another one for VSE. But in 2.8 I can't find a way to do so. ...
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How to prevent a newly create window to change its content when switching between workspaces?

hello, how do i prevent this behavior of any newly created window /window dupplication ? i want the content of the window to stay the same when switching from workspaces to workspaces. can it be ...
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how to use matplotlib interactively with blender?

I use Blender to explore and render some data that I have in real time. Besides that, I also have an interactive matplotlib application that further helps me explore and report on the data. How can ...
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How can I catch a workspace change event?

I want to write a function, which will be called after changing the workspace. I thought, that i can find workspace change event in bpy.app.handlers, but it looks ...
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Why do the workspace tabs disappear when I switch to another tab from Layout?

Starting sometime after blender-2.80.0-git.855b3e68ef27-windows64 - when I start Blender 2.8 I get the usual workspace tabs interface but when I switch from layout to some workspaces (UV Editing, ...
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How do I access workspace areas in 2.80 with Python

In a previous script I made for 2.79 I could change properties on a particular layout area without having it active: ...
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Can screen layouts or workspaces be locked?

Is there a way to lock screen layouts so that when you change them while working, such as by switching editors around or resizing them, those changes don't affect the original state of the active ...
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