Blender Right Click is dead, long live the Left Click? (article by Wayne Dixon)
Now that Blender 2.80 has arrived, the default selection mode for Blender has changed from right click to *drumroll*...left click. (Though there are more new features: read about the top 5 game changers that Blender 2.8 brings).
Having been a savvy right clicker for more than 15 years, I’ll admit that this decision brought a little sadness to my heart. Now, being a right-clicker feels like I’m in on a secret that only a few people know about.
Why has the Default Setting Changed?
It’s simple: to make things easier for new users.
When you are new to software, any hurdle that can be lowered to make the learning easier makes sense.
You can now select things by default, which is the intuitive way for a new user and solves one of the biggest newbie hurdles.
However, there is an invisible downside to this ‘industry standard’ way of doing things.