Area Switcher

Blender 3D add-on for quickly switching work areas.

Switching work areas in Blender is usually done by pressing a button that calls up a menu, and then selecting the desired work area type. At the same time, some areas in the work pipeline switch back and forth much more often than others. For example “Outliner” with “Properties” or “3D View” with “Shader Editor”. With the “Area Switcher” add-on, you can quickly switch such areas at a single button click, without having to select them from the menu, which generally speeds up the workflow.

The add-on appends an additional button to the area header, by pressing which the work area immediately switches to the desired type.

Demonstration video

Add-on web page

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Current add-on version:


Blender versions:

2.83, 2.90, 2.91


Wow! much useful. Can the user assign a custom shortcut to invoke the switch in that window?

No. But this is a good idea, I will add a shortcut in future updates.

Updated to v. 1.0.1.

  • Added the shortcode for switching with keyсodes: ctrl + shift + d
  • Fixed error when switching to the ‘UV Editor’ in Blender 2.91

Updated to v. 1.1.0.

  • Added the “Animation Nodes” area type.

Updated to v.1.2.0.

  • Fixed issue with switching to the “File Browser” area in Blender later 2.92.
  • Added “Geometry Nodes”, “Spreadsheet”, “Asset Browser” areas for quick switching.

Updated to v.1.2.1.

  • Corrected the switcher icon location in the 3D Viewport window in Blender 3.0.
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This addon is great!

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Thank you!

This addon is almost instrumental in me working quickly, that being said. having the ability to add an extra button for something else would boost its accessibility though the roof. keep up the awesome work aswell, I am a fan of a couple of your other addons :blush:

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Thank you!

I will think about extra buttons.


Update to v. 1.3.0.

  • Added the “LuxCore” add-on area types
  • Modified to register last (after all other add-ons) to prevent issues with external add-ons (like LuxCore)
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