Figma Support Forum

Random prototype connections

im pretty new to figma, using this for a school project. making an app layout, and whenever I add a new connection from one bottom bar button to a new screen, figma ends up making a whole bunch of new connections to and from different screens. each screen has the same bottom bar, it seems to be generating automatic connections from other screens once ive made a connection from the same button on a different screen. wondering how to turn this off, or work arounds. thank you!

When you make a connection from the main component to somewhere, Figma propagates this connection to all its instances. So in this case you shouldn’t use a main component as a part of the screen but instead just put it somewhere else, maybe even move it to another page if you wish (right click → Move to page…). Then place a regular instance on the screen instead of the main component and create connections from instances like you want.