I like to set up Blender to use the right mouse button for navigation, instead of using middle mouse. This is no small undertaking, so I decided to clean up my 2.8 config and share it as an add-on for anyone else who wanted to use it: Right-Click Navigation. I’ve seen a few similar keymaps around, but mine has these features:
- It’s not a full keymap, it’s a smaller patch on top of your existing keymap. It leaves many of your hotkeys alone (depending on your config).
- It’s an add-on, which means it’s easier to install / disable / uninstall, and it doesn’t mess up your preferences. If you disable or uninstall it, the RMB nav hotkeys go away.
- It works in both 3D and 2D editors, so you can pan UVs, nodes, etc, using RMB drag.
- It’s fine-tuned to account for all context menus / panels, and for other MMB / RMB ops.
- 3D editor rotate: RMB drag
- 3D editor pan: Shift+RMB drag
- 3D editor zoom: Ctrl+RMB drag, or MMB wheel scroll
- 2D editor pan: RMB drag (some use Shift+RMB drag, see next post)
- Context menus / panels: Alt+RMB click (some use default RMB click, see next post)
- Place 3D/2D cursor: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+RMB click
- (see more advanced hotkeys + notes in the second post in this thread)
- (This add-on doesn’t make permanent changes to your prefs, but if you want to be extra careful, back up your userprefs file first, just in case. This is still a WIP.)
- Before you install, make sure you’re using Blender’s “Left-click select” mapping: in Preferences > Keymap > Preferences section > Select With: Left.
- To install: in Preferences > Add-ons > hit the Install button. Find the add-on PY file, install it. Enable it by checking it on.
- Wait a second or two while Blender registers the hotkey updates. (You will also need to wait a little on every boot.)
- Try it out. If RMB nav isn’t working, see the second post in this thread for help.
This is still a work in progress, so let me know if you have any problems / feedback.