Search Issue Tracker

Fixed in 4.5.X



Found in


Issue ID




In the Hierarchy panel, when searching, clicking on object and then on "x" button doesn't reveal it in

Project Browser/Hierarchy


To reproduce:
1) Create game object and a child to it
2) Make sure the hierarchy is collapsed (you cannot see child)
3) Use hierarchy search to look up for child, click on him
4) Press 'x' to clear search - the list does not auto-expand to reveal child.

Comments (9)

  1. zyguliux

    Sep 04, 2014 11:41

  2. zyguliux

    Aug 25, 2014 09:15

    Hi guys. Yeah it's really annoying to upgrade the project and degrade again for hierarchy bug. Why It's not still fixed after version 4.5.0? Best hierarchy was when arangement was by name. Why developers broke this thing? Are all unity going to be this way? Still GUI performance not fixed. I think developers should really look back to most important thing - hierarchy and it should arrange game objects by name, otherwise the version is useless to me...

  3. laeusnb

    Aug 22, 2014 18:10

    I reported this bug -- it's fixed in 4.5.3p1.

  4. sgoodrow

    Aug 18, 2014 16:49

    Further confirmation that this is still broken in 4.5.3. This is a pretty annoying issue, I hope it can be hotfixed soon.

  5. manesh_mistry

    Aug 15, 2014 13:16

    Agree with JENZO83. The problem still exists in 4.5.3f3.

  6. Jenzo83

    Aug 15, 2014 07:43

    It does NOT work in Unity 4.5.3f3.

    It's impossible to use the search function and have ANY object selected! I've found that you can right click and "select prefab" but it still doesn't select the item in Hierarchy View. It only goes to the parent where the item is located. But if you have 10+ of the same item you have to manually go through all of them again to find the correct one! It used to work perfectly!

  7. xenonmiii

    Aug 13, 2014 15:04

    As a workaround for now, make sure you have some hierarchy sorting script, like the AlphaNumeric sort mentioned here ( and when you press the 'x' to clear search, click on the sort button and select again a sort method (it can also be the current sort being used). It will then auto-expand to reveal the child!

  8. xenonmiii

    Aug 12, 2014 15:22

    I agree with SGOODROW

  9. sgoodrow

    Aug 12, 2014 04:42

    This is not "Fixed in Unity 4.5", it is broken in my Unity 4.5.2f1.

Add comment

Log in to post comment

All about bugs

View bugs we have successfully reproduced, and vote for the bugs you want to see fixed most urgently.