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It's annoying but there's a workaround by using the Clipboard option within the 'Picture or Texture Fill'.
Set up your shape to the correct size, shape and colour with the desired pattern fill (but with no outline). Then copy / ctrl + c it.
Now change the fill to 'Picture or Texture Fill' and click Clipboard. This inserts the copied pattern fill and allows you to change the transparency of it.