I've done this precise thing before, but for some reason after selecting with the fuzzy selector the portion of the image I want to remove and hitting the delete key, it's not being removed.. Am I in some kind of weird mode? I am able to copy the selection but not cut it. I can fill it but erase it.. Any ideas?

  • so strange. I reopened to try what you are saying and it's just working as usual now.. If you answer the question I'll give you the points because that was good thinking.
    – alrob
    Aug 27, 2020 at 19:28

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A guess: Your layer has no alpha channel(=no transparency possible) and you try to delete a part which already has the background color. Insert the alpha channel. It works if your color mode is RGB.

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