Node Wrangler in 2.8 - Cut links

Holding the control key and dragging with the right-mouse button should turn your cursor into a knife that you can use to cut links in your node networks.

This isn’t working for me at the moment when Node Wrangler is enabled, is this a known issue or am I doing something wrong?


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Shader Editor.
‘Links Cut’ is on the tool bar, but w/o shortcut set. :wink:


Yeah you can click the toolbar button but you don’t want to do that every time you want to cut a connection.

The tooltip at the bottom does say cut when you hold down the control key but it doesnt work.

True, as you select the tool, you use it without holding down CTRL. Just Left click.
Otherwise, Right click (on the tool icon) > Assign Shortcut < :wink: hint hint

In this bug report about 2.8 node editor shortcuts it is mentioned by user cgvirus, that ctrl+right mouse conflicts with node wrangler’s lazy connect function which is also set to ctrl+right mouse.

Hopefully it gets resolved, I also don’t want to always click the disconnect tool or activate with a custom shortcut, then do the disconnect, then click the select tool again. It’s much quicker with a modifier.

I completely agree with what you said Sanne,

Hopefully as it’s been raised in the bug tracker this will get fixed before 2.8 comes out of beta.

Hi, I’m not sure which shortcut I should assign for the cut links (to avoid overwriting any existing shortcut), could someone elaborate on this…?

I can now answer my own question by referring to the following excellent post by @TheRedWaxPolice:

ok, I have the same problem with OR without node wrangler.
so in blender 2.80 - 09 Jun it works fine but in blender 2.80 - 27 Jun till now it brakes by random and stays broken. I tried the pressing t for the panel making sure it’s on select. but ctrl + click dosn’t do anything. again it works on the same file on blender build on 09 jun.