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0008260ardourotherpublic2023-07-24 01:02
Reporterdhealey Assigned To 
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Summary0008260: Dual delete entries in Keyboard Shortcuts editor
DescriptionI notice in the Keyboard Shortcuts editor, there are two entries for Editor >> Delete. This is really confusing as there is no clear indication of what the difference is. However I discovered the difference when trying to edit automation points. My original bug report was going to be "Remove automation with delete key only works when using the select tool" as that's how I discovered this quirk.

I think there should either be only one delete action in the menu, or both actions should have the same default key binding, or they should have different names so users know what they do.

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2023-07-24 01:02

reporter   ~0027908

From looking at the code, the 2nd one is an alternate to delete. In the code the first Delete is called editor-delete, the 2nd is called alternate-editor-delete. It's also stated as the same Delete in the ardour manual - see attached screenshot. I think it makes sense that you'd like to delete via different keys, some are used to backspace, and others are used to the Delete key. Ideally, the shortcuts would allow you to set the action to multiple keys, but that's not the case it seems.

In the code (

    reg_sens (editor_actions, "editor-delete", _("Delete"), sigc::mem_fun(*this, &Editor::delete_));
    reg_sens (editor_actions, "alternate-editor-delete", _("Delete"), sigc::mem_fun(*this, &Editor::delete_));
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2020-06-19 15:11 dhealey New Issue
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