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box selecting an item doesn't update the properties panel, only single click selecting.
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.18362-SP0 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 460.89

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.93.0 Alpha, branch: master, commit date: 2021-02-25 05:34, hash: rB0e1c6a29cbb2
Worked: (newest version of Blender that worked as expected)

Short description of error

box selecting an item doesn't update the properties panel, only single click selecting.

Event Timeline

Falk David (filedescriptor) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Confirmed.Mar 1 2021, 1:57 PM

I can confirm this on the latest 2.93.0 Alpha, branch: master, commit date: 2021-03-01 06:12, hash: rBbfc70a6a958b. It does seem like box-selecting a single object does not update the active object.

It has always been like that, see T71326: Select Box doesn't change the object shown in the properties panel an reports mentioned there.
The thing is: it is not obvious which object to set active when doing box/lasso etc.

There is also a "meta" task going on, see T82359: Stronger binding of Active and Selected.

For now, will have to close as a duplicate of T71326.

it should set non of the selected object to active when selecting multiple, it should set one to active when selecting single (regardless of selection method)

@michael campbell (3di) as @Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) said you can read the discussion on this in T82359. Active objects can be unselected currently.

it should set non of the selected object to active when selecting multiple, it should set one to active when selecting single (regardless of selection method)

I would probably agree, but as I said, it is already under heavy discussion elsewhere.