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Feedback [Feature Request] Make multiple GameObjects hidden/unselectable simultaneously

Discussion in '2022.2 Beta' started by Deleted User, May 13, 2022.


How important is this feature to you/your workflow?

Poll closed May 22, 2022.
  1. Critical

  2. Important

  3. Nice-To-Have

  1. Deleted User

    Deleted User


    When Unity introduced this feature, it saved its users from sacrificing their workflow and replacing the old method by disabling/deactivating GameObjects, to preserving them and gaining advantage.

    However, this already built-in feature lacks a very important aspect: Making mulitple GameObejcts hidden/unselectable simultaneously.

    Currently, you cannot do this, the only way out is to revert back to the old method.

    > Of course, one might say: You can solve this by creating a parent GameObject and hide/make it unselectable, and the rest of children will follow. Like this:

    Flawed Method.gif

    - However, the flaw with this method, is that: Yes, my GameObjects could be under a parent, but what if I want to apply this for *some* of them and not all? What if I have too many of them?

    <<< Here comes the feature to save the day >>>

    Use your imagination:

    Flawless Method.gif
  2. JoNax97


    Feb 4, 2016
    But you already needed 3 clicks to select the objects in the first place
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User


  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User


    To make it clearer: This feature is mostly useful for so many GameObjects and for Big Projects.

    Let's say you have 100 GameObjects under a specific parent, and you need to make 30 of them hidden and/or unselectable .. currently, you have no other choice but to do it individually for each one of them; which is tedious and unpractical. This is where this feature comes in handy.
  5. Luemus


    May 20, 2013
    You can hide/unhide the selected GameObjects by pressing 'H' key. Not sure if there is a shortcut for unselectable.
    Rallix and (deleted member) like this.
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User


    That's a great tip!

    After digging in, I tried multiple keys for unselectable, and I found a shortcut for it!

    • Hide/Unhide: H
    • Make Unselectable/Re-selectable: L

    Thanks to Luemus for the help. This marks the end of this thread as it fulfilled its purpose. Vote shall be locked.
    mahdi_jeddi likes this.
  7. mahdi_jeddi


    Jul 18, 2016
    Shift+H shows only the selected ones. You can then either click the button to exit the "isolation view" or press Shift+H again to go back to normal. It actually saves the previous Hide/Unselectable states for all other objects.
    adamgolden and Deleted User like this.
  8. Lars-Steenhoff


    Aug 7, 2007