Blender UI paper cuts



The reason this setting here should come disabled by default:


This just makes the viewport seems broken for no reason.


OMG. Where do i find that setting?

Edit: Found it! Prefs>System>General

Completely agree!


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Curve from Mesh - invisible in Object view

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When I’m using a tool into an area (n°1, ex Annotate in Uv editor) I can see the left toolbar in the same area showing the correct tool (n° 2).
In the 3d view another tool is selected and properly displayed in the left toolbar (n°3 ex Grab tool, not Move as the popup… ).

But the upper toolbar (n°4) is not reflecting my current mouse position and tool:
the toolbar should update as I change the mouse from area to area, showing the effective tool I’m using.

Global topbar conflicts with multiple editors layout

+18 bump!


This is being discussed here

If it changed based on what view your mouse was in, it’d switch back to the 3d-view tool as you moved the cursor up to the topbar.


“Specular” brings confustion to users and they think its specular and not metalness workflow and they plug there specular maps. It should be renamed to Specular Level or Reflectance.


Specular only is good, that’s how it’s called in the official version.


Why do I have to lose the viewport view position if I just want to center the cursor with shift + c? wouldn’t it be better not to touch the view center with shift + c? if you want to center the view it could be shift + alt + c. Otherwise, if the purpose of shift + c is to center the view, then you should not center the cursor since we have shift + s.


And also in the local view.


This might have been the same in 2.7 but:

Local View doesn’t seem to work on a selection in Edit Mode.

(It just zooms out on the entire object, rather than the polys/verts/edges you selected.)



I don’t understand why the island selection icons have to disappear just because I want to see which bloody island I’ve selected in the UV View and the 3D View at the same time! :hot_face:

If the sync view is selected, I can just as well use the vertex/edge/face icons in the 3D view right?


I’m not sure if this is considered a ui paper cut, but panels under the physics tab do not follow a common properties editor ui pattern, to activate a feature we use buttons

which are neither radio button nor dropdown with checkbox like used in render tab


It’s a known bug/glitch.


some ui elements could be replaced with more appropriate ones, examples are to find under sculpt mode active tool settings

both of these options would better be suited to be elements of a select field instead of radio buttons with icons (which could confuse even more)

another example is again under active tool, but this time it is a select box tool (which is present in multiple editors)

one possible solution would be to implement it as a select field


on the other hand there are select fields which are better suited to be implemented as radio buttons, here is one example

vertical and horizontal alignment icons self explanatory, these are familiar to users of any graphics editing software, and since they don’t take up much space they can be aligned in one row. the only thing that could be changed are the icons in order to distinguish top/bottom and top-/bottom base-line vertical alignment.


the things I’ve listed don’t really prevent us from using some features, but make ui more usable IMHO


thank you, I didn’t know that


Wrong! There are should be icons like old one.
I suppose you are newcome to blender. So how you can have paper cuts if you are not using blender to much.
There is not UI Feedback topic.


it’s not that I like one over the other, it’s just to make ui more consistent



My paper cut has to be the button for creating a new material. It disappears whenever a material is selected.

Its annoying because Blender first shows an easy way to add a new material (for a no-material mesh) with a single click, but after that requires you to switch between the tiny + and the new button back and force:

Imo this extra task doesnt do much for the user, its just uncomfortable. I cant think of anything besides visual list organisation that benefits me for having to deal with empty material slots. Instead, the way it is right now signals a new user that you cant have mutliple materials on a mesh, because the big button is gone.

I suggest to always keep the new button visible somewhere, or at least add a circular button on the right side above the + and - that works like it. Would help so much.