# Outliner issue - expanding manually

I appear to have lost the ability to expand Outliner hierarchies manually.

I am able to expand and collapse with +/- but it expands everything visible collapsed and collapsing collapses everything.

I used to be able to click on the +/- bubbles to open/close the specific item I want but this is where my problem lies. I can't. At least not anymore, which is what I need because my projects contain a lot of seperate objects at times and expanding everything is hella messy.

I'm not sure if this is an issue caused by version, a script, or a hotkey/preference I may have selected to cause this inability. Was hoping someone might know so I don't have to reinstall everything to fix the problem.

I also can't select items on outliner with left click either. Which maybe the source of the issue.

• Which version? Try File > Load Factory Settings? Which may determine if it's an addon or faulty keymap if it works correctly after. Oct 11 '18 at 10:10

You could rename or delete(maybe backup first) %appdata%\Blender Foundation\Blender\[your version] (on Windows) folder to restore everything to default, but that would disable all installed add-ons as well as your UI color theme.