newbish question

ok… it won’t let me switch out of object mode… is there any way of switching out… how???

The TAB key ought to work. Or just using the drop-down (drop-up?) menu in the 3D view (next to View, Select and OBject).
Hope it helps.

lol… thanx… silly me…

No problem. It’s better to be a fool for a minute than to be a fool for the rest of your life :wink:
Here are two maps for all hotkeys in Blender in object and edit mode for your reference:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l19/Charlesworth999/BlenderHotkeyObjectMode.png
and
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l19/Charlesworth999/BlenderHotkeysEditMode.png
They may not be 100% up-to-date, but they’re quite recent.