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Blender 4.0.1 outliner, with the visibility "eye" icons highlighted

How do you hide all-but-one object in the outliner? I was sure there was some modifier key you could hold when clicking on the visibility (👁️) icons, but none seem to work.

I've had a look in the the Preferences > Keymap, but not found such a setting.

The usual shift+H and alt+H for hide others and unhide all don't seem to work in the outliner.

Edit: I do not believe this is a duplicate of Show all Collections with one button in 2.8 since I don't want to hide or show collections, but individual objects.

Edit 2: My use-case is wanting to find which of many overlapping objects I need to make an edit to, so I am looking for a way to toggle visibility so only one object is visible at a time without changing the view in the 3D viewport. Local view is great, but it moves the camera. Selecting things in the 3D viewport usually requires moving the view. I can (and do!) select in the outliner and then use "hide others" and "unhide all" in the 3D viewport, but it's a lot of back and forth. I was hoping there's a way to tab through my objects a bit like you tab through applications in your OS of choice...

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you know about the local view? Press the forward slash key (in 3D viewport, not outliner) and all objects should become hidden other than the active object. $\endgroup$ Dec 28, 2023 at 19:35
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    $\begingroup$ I am - the local view is great for making edits to a mesh, but what I'm after is a quick way to see my objects one at a time without the viewport moving so I can find which of many overlapping objects I need to make an edit to. The local view moves the viewport, and selecting objects in the 3D viewport usually requires changing the view too. Hence looking for a way to do it in the outliner. I'll expand the question. $\endgroup$
    – RobM
    Dec 30, 2023 at 8:24

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I don't know about you, but selecting the object you want to show and pressing ⇧ Shift + H seems to hide all objects except for the one you are selecting.

Example:https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/16pbdl4qd4bgcpgi1s8db/hideallbutone.mp4?rlkey=eencsq2xm86ni353o3nsilceh&dl=0

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  • $\begingroup$ He said "using the Outliner" not in the 3D view. I don't believe it's possible. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Dec 27, 2023 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, though I'm confused why his 3D view doesn't show. $\endgroup$
    – Mtamred
    Dec 27, 2023 at 22:35
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    $\begingroup$ Surely that's down to the app he's used to create the image of the outliner? You can also use Blender's own Window > Save Screenshot (Editor) and click on the Outliner to just save an image of the Outliner on its own without the rest of Blender's workspace. See the section in the Manual. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Dec 27, 2023 at 22:40
  • $\begingroup$ I mean like, you could just click and drag the visibility buttons. drive.google.com/file/d/1w6-SOA3-x4XjBLwIiBYggGOTTmCcCBwU/… $\endgroup$
    – Mtamred
    Dec 28, 2023 at 0:13
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    $\begingroup$ That link is requesting access, but you shouldn't put links to external files in comments anyway. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Dec 28, 2023 at 9:05

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