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"Node Wrangler" Hotkeys do not work on Mac OS
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Operating system: macOS Mojave version 10.14.5
Graphics card: Radeon Pro 560 4 GB Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Blender Version
Broken: Blender 2.80.75
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Hey there! Please help. I have enabled the addon "Node Wrangler" and it does not work. I have restarted Blender, My Computer, and have reset to factory defaults for the user prefs.
All of the hotkeys in the "Node Wrangler Hotkey List" suggest the use of "ctrl" instead of "command" (the mac ctrl equivalent), which I thought was strange considering the rest of the blender interface uses the "command" symbol.

NONE of the hotkeys are working, most importantly, the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+Left Click (Connect to Cycles Viewer Mode) does not work, whether I have the node selected or not.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  1. Open the Shader Editor Window
  2. Placed a few nodes and then realized I needed the "Node Wrangler" AddOn
  3. Go to Edit>Preferences>Add-Ons
  4. Search for the Add-On called "Node Editor" and enable the Add-On.
  5. Save Preferences so your changes are saved.
  6. Return to the Shader Editor, attempt to Ctrl+Shift+LeftMouseClick a node, which should auto-connect the node to the "Cycles Viewer Node"
  7. Attempts of the other HotKeys were made, and none of them seem to work, before and after restarting blender and my computer itself.

Thanks so much for your help!

Based on the default startup or an attached .blend file (as simple as possible).

Event Timeline

I can not finish this project because of this issue. If there is a way to solve please tell me!

I can not reproduce this on osx 10.14.6. Can you reproduce it with the latest blender from ?

System Information
Operating system: Darwin-18.7.0-x86_64-i386-64bit 64 Bits
Graphics card: AMD Radeon Pro 560X OpenGL Engine ATI Technologies Inc. 4.1 ATI-2.11.20

Blender Version
version: 2.82 (sub 6), branch: master, commit date: 2019-12-18 13:42, hash: rB5467f3de3a4a

  • Make a screen recording of the issue and update the post please. ( ++5)
  • Also, When you say

.. attempt to Ctrl+Shift+LeftMouseClick a node, which should auto-connect the node to the "Cycles Viewer Node"

You are talking about "Principle BSDF" right? See results on my Mac (10.14.5):

  • Simply update Blender to the latest release.
  • Try the same thing in a new user account to rule out system preferences modification. Copy the file to use in /Users/Shared/ folder and make a new "standard" account in System Preferences → Users and Groups. Then try the steps you wrote in the question.