So, the devices that OH discovers and puts in the inbox come from the controller. As long as the controller has that node, it will show up in the inbox until you choose to ignore it (the eye icon with the line through it) or add it.
If you delete it (trash can icon), the Thing will come back into the Inbox the next time you search for Zwave Things because that node is still on the controller. You would need to delete that node from the controller to keep it from showing back up again. You can do this through Habmin.
Even this won’t work because the problem is the node is still on the controller. You must do this through Habmin or through some third party zwave software.
One thing to keep in mind as you set your expectations is that PaperUI and pretty much the rest of OH needs to generically support orders of magnitude more protocols, technologies, and APIs (350+) than Vera does (6? or so). There will be little things like this that will pop up for various technologies.
It has been a long time since I’ve done this but I believe you need to do the following to remove the node from the controller.
- Accept the Thing from the Inbox.
- In Habmin browse to Configuration -> Things -> the Thing representing that Node
- Click on the Tools button in the upper right and select “Show Advanced Tools” (or something like that)
- Click the Tools button again and now you will have a “Remove device from controller” option. Choose that.
IIRC this will remove the Thing and remove the node from the controller. If it doesn’t remove the Thing you can delete that by clicking on the trashcan button at the top.
That node will no longer show up in the inbox unless you pair another device with the controller in which case it may reuse that node number.
And for what it’s worth, asking for help is not complaining. But to help others who might have this same problem find this thread, it would be helpful if you change the subject of the topic to something more descriptive and add the zwave tag.