I think I am missing something really basic here..., I'm creating a 2D game in unity, and the UI Canvas (with the setting "Screen Space - Overlay") is blocking exactly a quarter of my workspace. I can not select any objects on the top right part of the screen.

Is there any fix to this?, or do I have to move the camera down half of the screen?



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Click the canvas and move it back or forwards along the Z axis.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Woo!, didn't think about the third axis :D THANKS! \$\endgroup\$
    – 8176135
    Mar 6, 2015 at 21:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Glad to help! :) \$\endgroup\$
    – JPtheK9
    Mar 7, 2015 at 0:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ how did you do this??? Position values in the Rect Transform component are grayed out! :( \$\endgroup\$
    – maltalef
    Oct 9, 2015 at 16:25

Layers (top-right of editor) > UI > Lock Layer for Picking (the little padlock)

This will allow any clicks to go through the canvas and reach whatever's behind!

Lock Layer for Picking


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