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Prototype bug - My prototypes flick between random screens when Interactive components are turned on

I have quite a big file with many components in use for table cells, buttons, form elements etc, and have been using Interactive components for link / button hover states, check boxes etc.

My prototypes were working well until the last update. Now during random parts of the flow, my prototype randomly jumps between a series of screens, making the prototype unusable.

I went though all pages & elements, checking I didn’t have any stray ‘hover’ or ‘after delay’ actions in place and they were not any. I did however notice that some flows were fixed, by changing some duplicate frame names I had. The issue would however, pop up elsewhere in the flow and could not be fixed by adding unique frame names.

The only thing that stopped the bug, was when I turned off ‘Interactive components’ for the prototype. The prototype then worked fine after that (minus my micro interactions).

Bit of a strange bug, but thought i’d share for investigation.

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I have the same problem! :sob: :sob:
Only works when disabling interactive components… which sucks because now I have to do the whole prototype again without it.

I have this same problem. Often, if I close Figma, then reopen it, the prototype will work properly. But either way, this is a bug that should be resolved.

Thanks @Liz_Hixon.

I also tried this too, but without any success. Even tried rebooting my laptop.
As you say, I hope this is something they can fix soon!

Hi @Paul_Lyons @Ray_Zaranza @Liz_Hixon - thanks for the bug report! That sounds like a regression - if possible, could you share a file or prototype link with me via DM? You can make sure I have access by inviting me in the sharing settings by email (achan@figma.com).

If you can reproduce the bug, a video recording of it would also be very helpful so we know exactly where to look. Thank you!

@Andrew_Chan here’s a video I took the other day. I can’t share the file per NDA, but I hope you’re able to pinpoint the bug. Thanks.

The same problem. It just started overnight. Moreover, it looks as if by clicking on the space bar and moving to the next frame. By removing some links, I reduced the number of screens that are involved in the prototype and this affected which frame opens on click

Hi @Andrew_Chan ,

I also cannot share the file due to the NDA, but have emailed you a video showing the bug.
If you need anything else, please let me know.

Same problem here, lot of links on my prototype randomly sends me to different screens not linked to the pressed component. @Andrew_Chan I’ve sent u an invitation as editor, so u can check the problem. The only page in the file where I used interactive components is the last one named “:bulb:SvaGo”. Thanks for ur support!

Quick update: thanks everyone for your patience on this - we pushed a tentative fix for this today. Please let me know if the problem continues to occur.

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Thanks @Andrew_Chan,

The issues seems to have gone for me right now. I’ll let you know if it re-occurs, but so far all good.

Thank you for looking at this so quickly!

Thanks @Andrew_Chan ,

looks good here too with the new version. I’ll keep you updated if it re-occurs.

Thank you again and have a nice day :wink:

Hi @Andrew_Chan ,
It happened I encountered this bug too. How can I manage to fix this? It’s still unresolved for me.

I added you to project. The main issue is in the area of frame 136 and all his frame family.

Thanks, sincerely Francesco

I’m having the same issue, unresolved

same problem here, when I try to sweep between buttons and I make a loop to come back and start again Figma loses it, even the buttons that have no prototype connection will act as another variant connection, or the data of will change to it’s last stand, it’s a crazy bug

I had it too! i got the weird flickering between screens.