Way to keep Component selection after clicking Play?

When working on weapons with numerous components, there may be a lot of value tweaking and play testing.
Currently whenever I click play to test something, when I return to the editor my component is no longer selected in the Details panel. I then need to sift through all components to find it again. (*Edit: Should note that it also resets folder expansions)

Considering there is no search function for components (also annoying) this winds up wasting more a lot more time than it seems it would. (An example weapon has 26 components)

Is this a common complaint or is there a workaround?