Emulate Numpad Conflict

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    • #9011

      zonkerzebra
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      Help, I have an iMac wireless keyboard and I must set my User Preferences to “Emulate Numpad” in order to navigate the 3d view properly and more. Unfortunately, if I want to expand my selections in edit mode using the “Ctrl Numpad +” hotkeys, it doesn’t work. I really find this function useful and would like to know if there’s a way I can go into User Preferences and find where this is in order to change it to some hotkeys that would work for me? Any suggestions?

    • #9022

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      Sensei Format uses the top regular keyboard number keys to navigate your view by default. You do not need to turn this option on as mentioned in the manual. However the ctrl- ctrl+ function to expand selections (using the top regular keyboard numbers) was not added. Seeing how this only zooms in and out by default (which who would use their keyboard for that?) It will be easy to add those functions in the next Sensei Format update. So I’ll do that. Thanks.

      While in Blender, please see File > Sensei Format > Hotkey Reference and File > Sensei Format > User Manual for more information.

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      Thank you. I realized after reading your response that I had to put Emulate Numpad on in order to get the Ctr-/ Ctrl+ to work, not for navigating. Sorry. So I am leaving that option unselected for now and look forward to the next update to begin using the shortcuts for selection expansion / contraction. Much appreciated!

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      Turns out Blender’s API does not support mapping the minus or plus keys for the regular top keyboard keys. Numpad plus/minus keys can be mapped however, but that doesn’t solve this issue. The “Emulate Numpad” option seems to handle this internally via C whenever it is activated. That’s a fancy way of saying, looks like there isn’t a simple solution to this issue. So instead of using the keyboard, holding Ctrl while scrolling up or down will now increase or decrease your mesh selection in the next version of Sensei Format. I’ve already been toying with this. It feels faster and more intuitive than using the keyboard alone.

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