Finding the right hotkey for something is usually only a google search away, but I was thinking that it would be really neat if hotkeys would show up in the tooltip when I hover a tool.
Is there a setting, add-on or any other way to make hotkeys show in tooltips?
This is what my tooltips look like currently, using Blender 2.78
Minor thing, go to User preference under “Interface” and turn off Python Tooltips. that will make ur tooltips a bit cleaner.
as for your issue, most keys do have a shotcut when you hover over them, but i do agree, the lack of information in the tooltips is a big problem for new useres. i do believe there is an addon for it tho, look it up.
You are absolutely right, those hotkeys do show, I don’t know how I overlooked that.
For grease pencil the default hotkey is holding D and then drawing with left click. I imagine it might not show up in tooltip since it’s a two-step thing.
Yeah, LOL. I did a little editing to make it show up. Gotta look at what the hotkey is assigned to. The delete button in the tool shelf is this bpy.ops.object.delete() The shortcut ‘x’ is assigned to this bpy.ops.object.delete(use_global=False).
With all that, I don’t know why some show and some don’t. Unless there’s no shortcut assigned or there’s something extra that the shortcut is assigned too, like the use_global on the delete example.
So if I understand you correctly there’s a slight mismatch between the underlying python command executed by the hotkey versus the UI button? Even if it’s just a parameter that’s being sent in with the default value.
If you go to User Preferences > Input > In search bar type ‘grease’ > Go to the “Wait for Input” on all of them > click x. Your hotkeys will be visible. Of course you have to save user settings for it to stay.