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Open Prefab Inspector Workflow Adjustments

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The Open Prefab feature, while cool, has lead to some truly cumbersome UX and functionality. I can no longer group select prefabs in the project and edit their settings in bulk. In addition it is frustrating to have to execute an added button click, as well as a scene view state change, for every instance in which I need to view a prefabs components. This action is not so bad on a single use basis but quickly stacks up and hinders the efficiency of my workflow.

- It would be nice if the "Open Prefab" editor view was a peripheral option within the inspector view when a prefab is selected while still displaying the prefabs components as normal until the feature is activated. At least just on the Base/Parent Prefab to start.

- The scene view itself is not awful but it would also be nice if their was a separate window (Such as the animator window) for Prefab Editing that can be docked in the UI like everything else.

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    Squidcor

    Jan 16, 2019 13:02

    The inability to edit top level components (and multi-edit) in the project view makes nested prefabs somehow an actual net negative for productivity at our studio (Free Lives).

    I've seen this answer floating around:

    "Can we get back the ability to edit Prefabs directly in the Project Browser?

    No, this is not viable. Some technical changes were needed in the Prefabs back-end in order to be able to robustly support nesting. These changes mean that Prefabs are technically imported assets, and this in turn means that they can’t be edited directly. Prefab Mode is the new way to edit Prefab Assets. Compared to the old workflow of editing directly in the Project Browser, Prefab Mode lets you edit objects at any depth, and lets you visually see what you’re doing in the Scene View too."

    I hope that this is merely a very difficult problem to solve and not a realisticly intractable one. It's THE major complaint of everyone I know who's tried the new prefab workflows. So it's worth solving if possible.

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