[Bug-11902,13846] Project Browser collapses view items when copy-pasting

I’m not sure if this is quite a “bug” per-se but it’s certainly behavior that I find very irritating to deal with and wanted to discuss.

At least for Perspective views in the Project Browser, when cut and pasting items between levels in the hierarchy, most of the hierarchy instantly collapses upon cutting or pasting. My hierarchy is like:

View -> root -> Column Container -> (Other Flex Containers)

And when copy-pasting items within these flex containers, the entire hierarchy up to and including Column Container collapses. The root stays un-collapsed, but everything else instantly collapses. This is incredibly frustrating when what I wanted to paste into collapses right as I cut what I want to paste into it.

EDIT: This behavior also occurs when renaming items in the Project Browser.


Yes, we have several open tickets regarding the Project Browser collapsing nodes on copy-paste, rename, deletion, and transfer (move) actions.

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Gotcha, sorry for the duplicate! Thanks!

When renaming a component inside of a container (deeper than the root level of the view), the container tree in the project browser will collapse all of the components of that container and that container itself. Occurs whether renaming using F2 in the tree or using the META/name property.

Expected Behavior
When renaming the component, the project browser tree should remain in the state it was before, with the component appropriately renamed.


  1. In any view, place a flex container or column container inside the root container.
  2. Place another component inside of that new container.
  3. Rename the deepest component
  4. The project browser tree will collapse the container you created in step 1

Very frustrating when attempting to rename multiple components, or just trying to do things quickly.

Using build: b2019092302 (8.0.5 nightly) on Windows Server 2016 (gateway and designer)

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I’m getting a similar problem where the project browser is collapsing at any opportunity it can get. The scroll position jumps around a lot too, ends up wasting precious time.