15 changes that you need to know when migrating from Blender 2.79 to Blender 2.80

  1. Object selection

2.79: selecting with the right mouse button
2.80: left-click selection

  1. T-panel

2.79: called by pressing the “t” key
2.80: it’s gone, functions moved to the main menu and to the context right-click menu

  1. Deselection

2.79: “a” – select all and deselect all
2.80: “a” – select all, “a – a” or “alt+a” – deselect all

  1. Spacebar search

2.79: called by pressing the “spacebar” key
2.80: called by pressing the “f3” key

  1. Remove doubles

2.79: “w” – remove doubles
2.80: “alt+m” – by distance

  1. Switch to the “Rendered” viewport mode

2.79: shift+z
2.80: z – 8

  1. Normals correction

2.79: ctrl+n
2.80: shift+n

  1. Switching between selection modes – vertices/edges/faces

2.79:  ctrl+tab
2.80: the keys “1” – vertices, “2” – edges, “3” – faces

  1. Visibility icons in the Outliner window

2.79: in the Outliner header
2.80: hidden by default, to show them press the button with “funnel” and check the desired icons

  1. Layers

2.79: layers widget with 20 cells in the 3D_View window
2.80: the new “collections” system added, the old layers system is fully removed

  1. Automatically turns perspective view mode on

2.79: this didn’t happen
2.80: to disable this option – Preferences – Navigation – off checkbox “AutoPerspective”

  1. Smooth shading

2.79: the “Shading  – Smooth” button in the T-panel
2.80: “Shade smooth” item in the context right-click menu

  1. Origin position changing

2.79: dropdown list in the “Set Origin” menu on the T-panel
2.80: “Set Origin” item in the context right-click menu

  1. Track to constraint

2.79: ctrl+t
2.80: 3D_View window main menu – Object – Track

  1. Executed commands list (Info window)

2.79: hidden under the top Blender panel
2.80: in any window – changing window type button – Info