A list of the last 8 tools (not modes) is created. This list can be found by clicking on the following icon (located to the right of the Reset Coordinates tool icon).
For an easier workflow you can use the following commands to switch between the last two tools used. This is, for example, useful when switching between Live Selection and the Move tool when constantly selecting and moving, etc.
This command - or pressing the Space Bar - will switchback-and-forth between Selection tools (e.g., Live, Rectangle, Loop, Hair) and any other tool that had been previously selected.
This command (or pressing Shift+Space Bar) in turn switches back-and-forth between each of the last two selected tools. Contrary to the previously described function, this one is not restricted to the Selection tools. You can also switch between the Move and Rotate functions, for example.
Common settings for several tools
All settings for the Move, Rotate, Scale and the most important Selection tools with regard to the modeling axis as well as the Soft Selection tool always apply to these tools. Therefore, this command can be used to define these settings without having to call up one of these tools individually. A dialog window will open with Axis and Soft Selection tabs with the respective settings.
Note that you must be in Component mode.
This can be used to activate or deactivate Soft Selection for all respective tools (e.g., Move or Live Selection tool). See also the previous description Axis and Soft Selection.