Duplicate Blender’s Interface

Updared: July 12, 2018

PDF file available here.

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CTRL + ALT/OPT + W-KEY

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One can duplicate Blender’s Interface and place the two interfaces side by side on the same screen, place the second interface on a second monitor, or place the second (or third) interface on a second (or third) screen using the Mac’s Mission Control.

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In the Information Viewport simply select Window Menu > Duplicate Window (hotkey = CTRL + ALT/OPT + W-KEY). Alternatively, you can select the View menu > Duplicate Area into new Widow.

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Blender’s interface duplicated into two using CTRL + ALT/OPT + W-KEY and the 

right-hand interface zoomed in (NUMPAD + +-KEY). 

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With a Mac you can Press F3 (FUNCTION-KEY-3) to bring up Mission Control to place the duplicate window in a separate window. 

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I switch back and forth between Mission Control windows on the Mac using CTRL + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW. This is activated in System Preferences > Keyboard by activating Mission Control > Move left a space/Move right a space.

Apple User Preferences window showing Mission Control hotkeys.

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One of the neat things about displaying a second (or even third) interface is that you can not only set it to any window (viewport) you like, you can duplicate the existing window and set it at a different view angle or magnification.

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References

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Blender Manual

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Multi-Screen Blender