How to undo in OBS…

We’ve all been there: your setting up a scene in OBS – or worse part way through a live stream – and you move or delete an item, and suddenly you want it back. Control-z doesn’t work and you are frantically looking through the menu buttons to find undo. Well, we have good news and bad news for you: the bad first, there is no undo button included in OBS, the good news is that if you are desperately wanting to use undo, Streamlabs OBS is a solution. 

The bad news: There is currently no undo feature in OBS

Let’s start with the bad news – that perfect scene you created and accidentally deleted, it’s gone. There is currently no way to undo in OBS. Think of it like a game you may be playing – there is no way to take undo an action and take back your moves. 

If you wish OBS had an undo option, you are not alone – it is actually one of the most requested OBS features, and may at some point be incorporated into OBS. It was our biggest shock factor when using OBS for the first time, and not having the ability to go back on mistakes takes some getting used to.

To be fair, OBS is an open-source project – with contributors volunteering their time to the prodject. Let’s face it, they have produced an awesome piece of software (that’s why it is the standard for online video streaming) – and although we wish it had this feature, the software is ultimately free, so it is important not to be too critical. 

The good news: Undo is a feature in Streamlabs OBS

Ok, so this may not be the good news you are hoping for, but undo is a feature in Streamlabs OBS – a modified version of OBS released by Streamlabs. Streamlabs OBS, or SLOBS as it is sometimes referred to, is a modified version of OBS that includes essentially the same features as OBS (although lacks a lot of extension support), and incorporates Streamlabs in-game tipping features. For us though, the addition of the undo button is possibly the biggest advantage of Streamlabs OBS.

Another advantage of Streamlabs OBS: Backup your Scenes

If you are the sort of person that desperately wants to have an undo button, you likely will also appreciate the scene backup feature in Streamlabs OBS (that also helps syncing your scenes across devices). All in all, the addition of undo and scene sync are two reasons alone to consider making the switch. 

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