Reference/Release Notes/3.0/User Interface

Blender 3.0: User Interface

  • Corner action zones allow joining any neighbors. Improved Header Context Menu. (8b049e4c2a, c76141e425).
  • If saving a file using CloseSave dialog, do not close if there is an error doing so, like if read-only. (cfa20ff03b).
  • Capture object thumbnails at an oblique angle for better preview of the shapes. (ecc7a83798).
  • Do not create thumbnail previews of offline files, to avoid slow listings of Windows OneDrive folders. (ee5ad46a0e).
  • Fix console window briefly flashing when blender starts on windows. (f3944cf503).
  • Improved positioning of menu mnemonic underlines, especially when using custom font. (0fcc063fd9, aee04d4960).
  • "Render" Window now top-level (not child) on Windows platform, back to behavior prior to 2.93. (bd87ba90e6).
  • Improved placement of child windows when using multiple monitors with any above any others (Win32). (d75e45d10c).
  • Windows users can now associate current installation with Blend files in Preferences. (bcff0ef9ca).
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  • 3DView Statistics Overlay now shows Local statistics if you are in Local View (c8e331f450).

3D Viewport

  • Display indicator in Text Info overlay when Clipping Region is enabled (9c509a7219)


- Holding the D & dragging now opens the view menu (moved from the Tilda key). The "Switch to Object" operator is now mapped to the Tilda key. (f92f5d1ac6).