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Fixed in 5.4.2



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Game view disappears after playmode

Scene/Game View


This issue is floating and appears in a while when user works with Editor for a certain time.
Both GameView and SceneView should be visible.

To repro:
Create a simple project.
1. Add gameobject (cube, sphere, canvas etc).
2. Add some script (all projects contained Time.deltaTime()).
3. Start playmode.
4. Collapse Editor (?).

Actual result: If you expand Editor, Gameview will blackout (like no Display is selected).
Expected result: Gameview is not hidden.

Launch the editor with -force-gfx-direct flag.

Regression since 5.3.
Is present in 5.4 and trunk.
Tested on 5.4.0b24-b25-0f1-0f3, 5.5.0a3-5.5.0a5.

See forum thread for additional info:

Comments (25)

  1. 42cdcaf3543d91bda98d95541077fb71?d=mm


    Jul 04, 2019 09:32


  2. 09cec8f084a121db41718e83d57a2bb7?d=mm


    Jun 18, 2019 10:20

    I also had a similar issue when I was trying to resolve blackout window in one of my application for The application was crashing frequently when working on a mod version.

    It is still happening with Unity 5.4.1f1/ OSX 10.11.6. If someone comes out with a solution do let us know.

  3. 03f961007302d61d3d159bdbabd6d43c?d=mm


    Jun 15, 2019 07:37


  4. 444772b5033cc136348abd7b0bb93aa5?d=mm


    Jun 14, 2019 11:50


  5. 324d9049fae3f438a5a1bdb331b68ac3?d=mm


    Dec 01, 2018 22:19

    Even though this says it's resolved, I have been getting a very similar issue on and off for the past couple of years, although, it seems that it mainly haunts the newer versions of unity for me, although it still occasionally occurs in the latest stable 2017 releases.

    The issue usually occurs for me when resizing one of the in-editor windows, and anything I try to do either does nothing, or puts Unity in a (Not Responding) state, and I have to end the process in task manager.

    Yeah, it's a huge pain for me, and I hope they'll find the real root of this issue soon instead of just patching it up after a long time of headache... I basically cannot use Unity 2018 at all because of this, and there are many things I'd like to do with the new features.

  6. 20a755ac9f997544cc8de6e28f69cc48?d=mm


    Sep 17, 2017 07:36


  7. Ba2e744b0ce46f95dbe828f66fdb91f7?d=mm


    Dec 01, 2016 07:41

    For another workaround, save your window layout (top right drop down). When this happen, choose your saved layout and it will be visible again.

  8. 2f3fb82dc204b221aa41bb069a59dfef?d=mm


    Nov 07, 2016 18:51

    If anyone needs the link to find the patch for this, you can click the following:

    I can confirm, for those that are wondering (and as a future reference for myself), that the latest patch (5.4.2p3 - Released on Nov 2) fixed the issue.

  9. 7f08599bb3dc15b208fc3ddbcb39f7af?d=mm


    Oct 10, 2016 10:05

    Sorry didn't see a fix was posted

  10. 7f08599bb3dc15b208fc3ddbcb39f7af?d=mm


    Oct 10, 2016 10:02

    Still happening on Unity 5.4.1f1/ OSX 10.11.6

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