I'm trying to reach view3d.view_qcd_slot allegedly located inside Object Mode category. But I'm getting KeyError: 'bpy_prop_collection[key]: key "view3d.view_qcd_slot" not found'

Here's my train of thought:

I've got this code that works for view3d.move located inside 3D View category.

wm = bpy.context.window_manager
wm.keyconfigs.default.keymaps['3D View'].keymap_items['view3d.move'].active = False

When I try it with my desired keybind, both .keymaps['3D View'].keymap_items['view3d.view_qcd_slot'] as well as .keymaps['Object Mode'].keymap_items['view3d.view_qcd_slot'] throw the not found error.

Inside the Preferences window it seems that view3d.view_qcd_slot is nested a little bit deeper, like so: illustration of how the two keybinds are nested inside preferences

But when I exported my keybinds to a .py file to inspect it it seems they're right next to each other: illustration of keybinds in code form

So I'm super confused why .keymaps['Object Mode'].keymap_items['view3d.view_qcd_slot'] doesn't work. Maybe it has something to do with keyconfigs.default?


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The keymap item view3d.view_qcd_slot for the Collection Manager add-on can be access through:

km = wm.keyconfigs.addon.keymaps["Object Mode"]
kmi = km.keymap_items["view3d.discard_qcd_history"]

Blender's Python API separates the access to the key configurations of add-ons from the default one. Hence wm.keyconfigs.addon has to be used.

  • $\begingroup$ Oh wow! I guess I confused it with the native system that hides (eye icon) collections with 1,2,3,4... keys, which Collection Manager does as well but with enabling/disabling checkboxes. But you're right! Now I see I can actually just disable the QCD hotkeys altogether in the addon's settings. Still, thank you very much! $\endgroup$
    – AlexM
    May 14 at 9:52
  • $\begingroup$ The API page confuses me. Should this entry also be available through the wm.keyconfigs.user? $\endgroup$ May 14 at 14:59
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    $\begingroup$ @MartyFouts Yes, it is also available through wm.keyconfigs.user. I do not know the reason for this design decision either and would have to look it up. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    May 14 at 20:31

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