[Bf-funboard] Deselecting objects in front of other objects

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 08:54:13 CEST 2013

On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 2:52 AM, Julian Herzog <julian.hzg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I find it problematic that it's currently really difficult to de-select an
> object (Solid view, Object mode) that is in front of a second object.
> The only way to really do that is to deselect it with everything behind
> using Alt+Border(de)select and then re-selecting everything you just
> deselected (except for the one object you wanted to deselect. That's
> complicated, unintuitive and not necessarily always possible.
> Alternatively, you could leave Solid view and look for the right lines in
> wireframe view to deselect using Alt+Borderselect, making sure you don't
> touch a line of a different object that should stay selected.
> That's not too bad, but I think it's a missed opportunity that it's not
> possible to temporarily deactivate the depth-toggle-selection mode, as you
> can in Edit mode by clicking "Limit selection to visible". Or use the
> Alt+Rightclick menu that shows all the Objects below your cursor to
> deselect things. Alt-Clicking on an entry of that list has exactly the same
> effect as normal-clicking on it, even when the menu was opened as
> Multi-Selection (Shift+Alt+Richtclick).
> Thanks and regards
> Julian

Agree this is bad, surprisingly its been this way for years and nobody noticed!

Heres a patch which resolves the problem (tho users who are used to
the old behavior may get annoyed by this too... hrm).


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