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This is a really little thing but is there away to use "ctrl + a" in the TAB MENU?

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Nope. You can not override the tab menu with hotkeys it's not designed for it. You could do stuff in python to create multiple nodes if you know what you want. 

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Would you happen to know why the ctrl / cmd keys aren't registered in the tab menu? 

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g=hou.node('/obj/geo1')
for i in hou.nodeTypeCategories()["Sop"].nodeTypes():
    try:
        g.createNode(i)
    except:
        print "couldn't create",i

you can do that in python easily but it takes a few minutes to create the 959 node types (just the SOPs in this example)

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1 hour ago, luka_schulz said:

Would you happen to know why the ctrl / cmd keys aren't registered in the tab menu? 

Tab is an old menu system as I understand. You could RFE it for sure. However, I would outline a good series of use cases for it. I do not know of a case where by default you can select multiple stock nodes via the different options. Scripting like bunker showed is a completely different case.

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I wasn't looking to select nodes. I was just looking to select the text I type in the tab menu. When I press ctrl + A, it types the letter 'a' opposed to selecting all the type in the search field.

It's a super little thing, but I'm just trying to avoid pressing the delete key a lot of times.

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12 minutes ago, bunker said:

g=hou.node('/obj/geo1')
for i in hou.nodeTypeCategories()["Sop"].nodeTypes():
    try:
        g.createNode(i)
    except:
        print "couldn't create",i

you can do that in python easily but it takes a few minutes to create the 959 node types (just the SOPs in this example)

Lol, I'm not sure why I would ever need all 959 SOP nodes, but I appreciate this.

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Posted (edited)

I thought you wanted ALL the nodes :D nevermind

Edited by bunker

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I mean now I kinda do hahah. Maybe, I can play Tetris or Brick Breaker with all the different node types.


But ya my request is a very silly (simple?) one, I just wanna select what I type in the tab menu.

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Yeah you would have to RFE that request like if do Tab > and type d - e - l - e - t - e I can not select the world "delete". Then again the whole Tab Menu could use lots of love in the first place, it hasn't changed since version 9 with the new UI if I remember correctly.

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I usually just press tab twice, to close and open a new one. It's kinda quick.

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4 hours ago, Skybar said:

I usually just press tab twice, to close and open a new one. It's kinda quick.

Thanks Skybar, simple solution, same amount of key strokes. I might put in an RFE at some point.

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