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Loop Select not working in latest Linux Versions
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System Information
Operating system: Linux Mint with latest up dates
Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 750 Ti

Blender Version
Broken: 2.80-3b4054cb586f-linux-glibc217-x86_64.tar ( Loop Select Not Working )
Worked: (optional)

When using Alt Select on even a basic cube mesh nothing is selected at all but the icons on bottom of screen are changing Ctrl Select is still working fine.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Load default Cube, Enter edit mode, Subdivide cube, press Alt key and try to selecting any loop vertex loop nothing happens.



Event Timeline

Hope this was helpful. Thank you for all your amazing work.

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.

Cannot reproduce here.

  • is this happening with Factory Settings as well (this will make sure it is not an addon interfering or just changed defaults...)?
  • so hitting ALT will still show you "Loop select" in the icons on the bottom of the screen?
  • just to make sure: please provide your .blend

Seems like a keymap issue. When using the f3-menu it seems to work for me.

I confirm that via Alt-Left click it is failing for me. via f3-menu it works.
When I do Alt-double left click my screen resizes maximum to my default monitor, not sure if the OS captures the Alt-single click, but might be related. I use Xubuntu 18.04 with vanilla key settings.

Just tested on other Xwindow managers, Seems to be that OS captures the event and is not passed through to Blender


Here's how to do it in Mint, which is not explained in Blender documentation:

@Stephen Andrews (Stephen_010) : please report back if this fixes it for you...

Thank you for getting back to me so quick and fixing my problem. I am a new user to Blender and also to Linux so when it work in Windows and not in Linux it did not occur to me that it was the OS setting. I apologize for my lack of knowledge and wasting your time. I will investigate more completely before asking next time. Thanks again for the fix and all your great work .


I suppose this can be closed now?

By the way, it would be good if some Mint user adds how to do this in Mint (Cinnamon I guess) to the above Blender documentation.

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) claimed this task.