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Feedback Adding a back button to Project window/tab

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by merpheus, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. merpheus

    merpheus

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    Since this version of unity seem to offer some major changes on editor UI, such as the ability of docking things around, I think it can be a good time to resurface a major missing component on editor UI for YEARS.

    Which is the back button on Project window/tab. I work with multiple Project tabs and tend to lock two of them while having one free and go where ever I double click, although, sometimes I just need to quickly go back after checking stuff.

    I believe it is a common issue throughout the user base. So, if you folks may consider this feature, that would be really nice.
     
  2. BonitaPersona

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    Yes! Right now I have seen everyone work around this by having more than 1 project view opened and locked manually.

    I'd rather call it "previous" because "back" could be mixed up with going back up a folder.

    Can't the last 10 selected GUIDs be saved for that "back/previous"? Or maybe save the folders, instead of the GUID. Of course, reimporting and changing GUIDs would wipe out this queue.

    And maybe even allow a "next" in case you want to quickly alternate between two folders. Back, next, back, next. Instead of a queue, storing on an array that is truncated once you go back and do any change.

    I'd even move this feedback to all of the current Unity versions.
     
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  3. adamgolden

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  4. merpheus

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    This is wonderful!!! In fact, this should be a default Unity feature :)
     
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  5. seandanger

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    Thank you very much for this great tool!
     
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  6. ikoniaev_a

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    Hello from 2021, there is still no Back button in the Project tab in Unity by default. They don’t read community feedback, don’t waste time.
     
  7. MarkHelsinki

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    Anyone who find that this useful addon struggles to impose a minSize.x for docked windows can exploit Unity's internal class readonly value, thereby setting the BUTTON_SIZE to 80, which will give you nice big back and forward buttons, and less 'dead' space in your editor