[Bf-funboard] Properties tab shortcuts

Pablo Vazquez venomgfx at gmail.com
Sat Sep 21 23:53:48 CEST 2013

This is actually a big time saver.

Not fond of the 'first-letter' way, since is harder to find on the keyboard
without looking, I quickly implemented such thing using numbers. And
Ctrl+Mouse wheel up/down to cycle through the tabs, which I found to be the
fastest and most handy.

Code, just copy paste on text editor and run script:
Then, on Properties editor press 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or ctrl+mousewheel up/down.

The only issue I found is that the enum for context is limited to those
available on the selected object, and it will give an error if not found
(for example if we press "7" to go to Material properties and we have a
camera selected, something like:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "~/2.68/scripts/startup/bl_operators/wm.py", line 442, in execute
    exec("context.%s = advance_enum" % data_path)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: bpy_struct: item.attr = val: enum "BONE" not found in ('RENDER',

If somehow this could just skip the error and move on to the next item of
the enum, it'd be great! Devs pretty please? :D

Pablo Vazquez
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On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Bol Bib <bollebib at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I was wondering if there would be support to just add these as shortcuts
> for the properties editor
> Render ->R
> Render layers ->E or L
> Scene->S
> World->W
> Objects->O
> Constraints->C
> Object Modifier->B
> Object Data->J or D
> Material->M
> Texture->T
> Particles->P
> Physics->H or Y
> They are not used,I think,and they could also speed up work in the
> properties editor.
> I recently saw this,and this strengthens my belief this is something that
> fits inside of Blenders ' way of working.
> http://www.blendernation.com/2013/09/19/quicktip-shortcuts-everywhere/
> You could underline the needed letter shorcut in the tooltipname,or just
> show it next to it.
> Feedback would be welcome.
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