GtkRadiant/Keyboard and Mouse Commands

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Keyboard and Mouse Commands

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In GtkRadiant, there are two different types of Keyboard and Mouse Commands, first, we have those normal keyboard shortcuts we find in every other application. Those are commands which can be executed through the menus or toolbar as well as using a key on the keyboard or the mouse. But in GtkRadiant, there are also quite a lot of things which only can be done with the mouse, so these are very important to learn.

On this page, the mouse buttons are called MMB, LMB, and RMB where MMB is the middle mouse button (the mouse wheel button) and LMB and RMB are the left and right mouse buttons respectively. If a D is after the MMB, LMB, or RMB, this means the mouse it to be dragged, not just clicked. SCROLL means scrolling the scroll wheel. If using the MMB doesn't work, make sure you have activated 3 button mouse in the preferences. D means you should drag the mouse.

Mouse Commands[edit]

2D View[edit]

Key Name Description
LMBD Create/Manipulate Brush Drag to create a brush when none is selected, or manipulate the brush when one or more brushes are selected.
SHIFT+LMBD Rubber band selection This will create a rubber band, which you can drag around objects to select them.
SHIFT+LMB Select a Brush This will select the brush you click on.
MMB Angle Camera Makes the camera look where the MMB was pressed.
RMBD View Pan This will pan the view around.
SHIFT+RMBD Zoom This will also zoom in and out, same as the scroll wheel does.
RMB Entity menu This will open the creation menu, a click on an entity will create that entity where clicked.
SCROLL Zoom This will zoom in and out.

3D View[edit]

Key Name Description
LMBD Manipulate Brush Manipulate the brush when one or more brushes are selected.
SHIFT+LMBD Rubber band selecion This will create a rubber band, which you can drag around objects to select them.
MMB Copy Texture Click the MMB on any surface to make its texture the current one.
SHIFT+CTRL+MMB Paste Texture Use this on a surface to paste the current texture onto that surface.
SHIFT+LMB Select a Brush This will select the brush you click on.
CTRL+SHIFT+LMB Select a face of a brush. This will select a single face of a brush you click on.
RMB Look Around RMB in the 3D window and you will be able to free-look (do not hold RMB).
RMB,CTRL Strafe/Up-Down RMB, CTRL while in free-look hold CTRL to strafe and move up/down.
RMB,CTRL+SHIFT Strafe Forward RMB, CTRL+SHIFT while in free-look hold CTRL+SHIFT to strafe forward/backward.
SCROLL Move Around Move around in your map. Can be used together with the free-look.

Hotkeys[edit]

Key Name Description
E Drag Edges Mode Toggles edge manipulation mode on/off. Edges are represented by blue dots on the brush.
V Drag Vertex Mode Toggles vertex manipulation mode on/off. Vertices are represented by green dots on the brush.
X Brush Clip mode Toggles brush clipping mode on/off.
I Invert Selection Inverts the current selection.
H Hide Selected This hides all selected brushes (shift+h to show unhide them).
N Entity Window This brings up the entity properties window.
J (Q in 1.4) Dimensions Shows the dimensions of the current selection (in map units).
S Surface Inspector Lets you change the texture alignment and such on the selected surface(s).
SHIFT+S Patch Surface Inspector Lets you change the texture alignment and such on the selected patch(es)
T Texture Browser This brings up the texture browser window.
SPACE BAR Clone Selection Creates a duplicate of the currently selected objects.
BACKSPACE Delete Selection Deletes all currently selected objects.
ESC Unselect Selection Deselects all currently selected objects.
CTRL+[NUMBER] Brush [number] sided Creates a [number] sided brush.
SHIFT+X Show/Hide crosshair Show/Hide crosshair in 2D view. The crosshair snaps onto the grid.
SHIFT+A In texture browser: when selecting a texture, select all brushes with that texture

In 3D view: when selecting an entity, select entities of that type

CTRL+ALT+E Select whole func_group after one brush/mesh of it was selected
CTRL+SHIFT+R Select region
L Open/hide entity list window


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