Delete key stops working after removing Spot Removing area

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Steps to reproduce:

1. Add pictures to a collection.
2. Add Spot Removing area.
3. Remove the area by Delete key.
4. Click on the picture on the ribbon.
5. Try to remove the image by Delete key.

Should be: the picture must be removed.

Actual result: the picture remains. It's not working until user removes a picture by context menu.
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You're Windows, right? Is the spot tool still open? Some shortcuts are tool-specific.
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macOS, I provided all required steps to reproduce the issue - you can check if it's open.
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1. Delete key is not a shortcut - it's a key.
2. Tool shortcuts shouldn't apply when the ribbon with files is in focus.
3. Understanding of the issue is not a solution - this is just a way to fix the issue.
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Particularly, the issue happens on the step 4 when the ribbon doesn't get keyboard focus.
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That 'ribbon' is called the 'Film Strip'. The Delete key won't work to remove the image from the Film Strip until you have closed the Spot Removal Tool. That is -like Victoria said- because key-shortcuts are tool-specific. As long as the Spot Removal Tool is selected, the Delete key is used to remove spot-corrections, not the image itself from the collection.

That only makes sense. Suppose you want to remove a spot-correction, but you clicked just next to it so it isn't selected but you haven't noticed. Do you think it's a good idea if the entire image would now disappear if you pressed the Delete key?...
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That doesn't make ANY sense since 100% of other applications respect keyboard focus. If user clicks on the film strip and makes it focused, then it MUST handle all keyboard input first.

But that's not all. User can't remove the picture even if he doesn't select any existing spots or doesn't have any spots at all.

Don't explain and don't protect issues - but fix them.
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You can remove the picture from the collection with the Delete key if you just close the spot healing tool (hit the Enter key). Just as I'm sure was intended, so I don't think Adobe will 'fix' this just because you don't like it.

P.S. Victoria and I don't work for Adobe, so we can certainly not 'fix' it.
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At least it's not obvious. Especially when nothing happens (!) because you don't have selected spots. But I'm sure that it's pure bug. I'm developer and I understand that Lightroom doesn't handle keyboard focus correctly. That's pure issue.
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