Is a tool opening up every time you close out of a control panel? Here’s an easy way to fix it.

On your Tool Palette, right click on the Pointer selection tool. A new window will appear.

Selecting Yes in this window will reset the Default tool to the Pointer selection tool.

What’s the Default Tool?

The Default tool is the tool that 3D always “defaults” to when you exit another tool. When you install 3D, the Default tool is set to the Pointer selection, as it is the most commonly used tool on the Tool Palette.

What Caused My Program to Do That?

We introduced the ability to bind a shortcut to a “right click” function back on version 6 of 3D. In the default set of shortcuts, a right click will open the default tool. If you accidentally right clicked on another tool on the Tool Palette, this would change the binding of the default tool to whichever tool you right clicked. This can happen accidentally, especially on laptops when you’re using a track pad as opposed to an external mouse as track pads can be quite sensitive to touch.


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