Select actions from marking menus


Marking menus appear when you use certain key and mouse button combinations. They allow you to quickly select an action from a small list.

Marking menus are common in the Maya interface:

To select an item from a marking menu

  1. Show the marking menu through one of the methods listed above (for example, hold q and press the left mouse button).
  2. With the mouse button held, drag in the direction of the item you want to select.

    It doesn’t matter how far you drag or if you hit the item exactly. This allows you to make the drag very quickly with a little practice.

    Dragging over an item with a submenu attached shows the submenu.

  3. Release the mouse button to select the item.

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