Operating system: macOS 10.14.5
Graphics card: Radeon Pro 580X (2019 iMac 27")
Broken: 2.80.72, d21b346f1c82
It is not possible
- It is not possible to select an armature in Object mode by clicking anywhere on it. It is only possible to select the armature by clicking the root bone.
- It is not possible to select an individual bone in an armature by clicking on it while in Edit or Pose mode. Only the root bone can be selected.
This happens for armatures appended from a Blender 2.79 file and for newly created armatures.
I found two workarounds:
- The "root" bone can be selected by mouse-click while in Edit or Pose mode. If clicked multiple times, the selection will cycle through each bone. However, not all bones are always selected this way, and there seems to be no fixed order to the cycle.
- Expanding the outliner to show the bones allows for click-selecting an individual bone.
Both workarounds only work for armatures with few bones, they will not work for large/complex armatures.
Example with failed selection behavior
The atached file contains two armatures, one appended from a 2.79 file, one newly created. Both have the broken selection behavior.