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Feature Request Add shortcut to open Properties window

Discussion in 'Editor Workflows' started by marcuslelus, Jun 3, 2023.

  1. marcuslelus

    marcuslelus

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    As mentioned in Unite 2022, we can rick-click on most things and open them in a new inspector using the "Properties" menu.

    I know that we can do Alt + P to open the property window on assets and gameObjects, but I think it could be nice to have something similar for things under the cursor. Something like Ctrl + Middle-click (Mouse2)

    For instance, if you hover your cursor over an objectfield containing a prefab, doing Ctrl + middle-click would open that prefab in a new inspector window. If the objectfield contains a material, it would only open that material in a new window. Basically, right now we have to right-click, then click on Properties. I would simply like to streamline that.
     
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  2. marcuslelus

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    Middle-click
    I would even go further and say that Middle-click alone should be used to ping object (like EditorGUIUtility.PingObject() does). Middle-click is often used in game to ping objects, so it would probably feel intuative to do the same thing in the Editor.

    In the inspector window:
    - On a Script: Ping the MonoScript file
    - On an ObjectField: Ping the pointed Object in the project window (same thing as a left-click)
    In the Hierarchy window:
    - On a GameObject: Focus object (similar to selecting the GameObject and pressing F)

    Ctrl + Middle-click
    Then Ctrl + Middle-click would make sense. It's like a Ping and pop open.
     
  3. shenlong2121

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    This! I'm looking for this and we need this!
     
  4. KidneyShift

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    Edit -> Shortcuts
    You are welcome.
     
  5. marcuslelus

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    How am I welcome? Please read the post before answering. Shortcuts are not enough for this feature.