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Bug Sceneview pickable cycling not working for prefabs not in root

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by ramonster1986, Nov 27, 2023.

  1. ramonster1986


    Aug 14, 2016
    My issue is as follows. When I'm filling scenes and want to select an object, I usually click a few times on the broad location of the object so that it cycles through objects until it selects the one I need. This doesn't work for me if there's a prefab that has some parent in the hierarchy. It won't cycle but rather always select this object.

    I'm curious about other people's experiences. Reproduction is rather simple:
    1) Create a new scene, remove any default gameobjects like camera
    2) Add two gameobjects: one with a sprite renderer (with some sprite) and another with a rect transform. Ensure both objects are at about the same position.
    3) Drag the object with the rect transform to your project view so it becomes a prefab
    4) Start clicking on the objects. Note that all is still well.

    ezgif-1-cbf1c87833.gif When I keep on clicking, it'll cycle through objects like I would expect.

    To create what I think is not expected behaviour: right click on the prefab instance and click "create empty parent", and then start clicking in the scene view again.

    ezgif-1-b3ab64c249.gif When I click on the test image again, it doesn't cycle through the objects, but rather it stays on the prefab.

    Do people experience the same issue? Am I correct in thinking this is unexpected editor behaviour (and should be filing a bug report)? Or am I overlooking something? The issue is rather annoying because my 2d game is full of prefabs that are not in the root of the scene, and I really like mindless clicking in order to select the object I need. It's not a blocking issue, just reducing my productivity.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2023