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Delete Keymap not working in outlner.
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System Information
Operating system:
Windows 10 Enterprise 1903

Graphics card:

  • RTX 2080 TI 11GB GDDR6
  • GTX 1080 TI 11GB GDDR5

    Nvidia Driver 430.86, Studio Driver, SLI Disabled

Blender Version
Broken: blender-2.80rc2-windows64
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
I want to be able to delete and item in the outline by hitting delete or backspace. But it does not work for some reason. I end up having to use the right click menu to delete. I even tried to make sure the delete shortcut keys were enabled for the outliner and when I re-setup the shortcut it sees the delete key in prefrences. But it still does not work in the outliner. Deleting with the delete key works fine in the 3D window.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Note... I am using the Industry Compatible key map.
Create a cube. Click on cube in outliner and press delete. Cube does not delete as expected.

I admit that I am very new to blender... but this seems like it should work similar to other 3D apps I use.



Event Timeline

It looks like both Delete and Backspace are assigned to both “Delete Collection” and to “Outliner Object Operation – Delete” and object operation comes second, perhaps this is the reason why it doesn’t work? When I assign different keys for these two operations (or disable Delete\Backspace for one of these operations and use, for example, Delete for Collections and Backspace for objects) it seems to work fine.

Sebastian Parborg (zeddb) triaged this task as Confirmed, Medium priority.

@Nathan Craddock (Zachman) do you want to take a look at this? (Or has this already been solved in your GSoC branch?)

I will take a look, thanks for the heads up! I'm planning on addressing deleting in these last few weeks of the GSoC.

I found alex’s workaround to be helpful. But am glad you are still looking into it. Thanks.