Changing the “Pan View” Keybind works in Object Mode, Not Sculpt Mode

I know I sound crazy but try it. Doing this works perfectly in Object mode, but not in Sculpt Mode.

To reproduce:

  • Change the Pan View keybind from Shift + Middle Mouse to Shift + Left Mouse button.
  • Open Sculpt Mode and try Panning the View, panning the view will work in object mode, but not Sculpt Mode.

Some notes:

  • Right Mouse won’t work either in sculpt mode, middle mouse is the only key blender will accept to pan the camera.

  • Alt + Left Mouse will work, but I need it to be Shift + Left Mouse.

  • I have looked through the keymap window for conflicting actions that use the same input, but couldn’t find any.

I am just trying to setup sculpting for my iPad using the apple pencil, since the pencil doesn’t have a “right mouse button” or “middle mouse button”. If i can just fix this problem I will be home-free and able to sculpt on the iPad with blender.


Yes,it can be done. But probably what prevents you to do so is: there’s already another “shortcut” using the same combination in Sculpt, by default.

if you search for “sculpt” in preferences, you’ll see that there are three different mouse/keyboard combinations to do the “sculpt” action, including this:

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you can remove it by clicking on the “x” icon right of it, getting this:

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then, if you set you desired “pan” shortcut in the “sculpt” editor section from the default:

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you should be able to “pan” the sculpt view with your preferred combination, like I was able to do here:

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By the way, remember to save your preferences to keep this configuration or it would reset at next start. You can also reset to factory settings in the same menu.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Cole Aguirre , Answer Author : m.ardito

1 thought on “Changing the “Pan View” Keybind works in Object Mode, Not Sculpt Mode”

  1. Thank you! This si the only explanation that I found and works!
    I suppose same logic applies to other modes or even plugins?


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