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Feature Request Dedicated Stop Button for Play Mode

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by gaschka, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. gaschka

    gaschka

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    Can Unity please integrate a dedicated Stop button please?

    I can't count how many times I accidentally exit the play mode, by pressing the play button in a paused play mode, which discharges all changes made in play mode instantly.

    From a UX design standpoint, the concept to press Pause again to continue the Play mode is just terrible, as the Play button is right next to. Play should always be play and not Stop.

    I would suggest to add a dedicated Stop Button to exit play mode.

    With this, both pressing play (suggested behavior) or/and pause (current behavior) in a paused play mode could disable paused state and no unnecessary frustration will arise.

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  2. FFrozTT

    FFrozTT

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    +1000
    I just spent the last 10 minutes going in and out of an accidentally long running process multiple times because I don't know if it registered my last click or not. The two buttons should not be located in the same place, like the OP suggests.
     
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  3. Treecrotch

    Treecrotch

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    I Agree, I still accidentally stop by pressing play all the time
     
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  4. Lars-Steenhoff

    Lars-Steenhoff

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    Thats a great idea, here's a mockup in line with the dark UI


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  5. gaschka

    gaschka

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    I would say, that the Square should terminate Play mode right away, so this would not need an activated state, but the Pause button will need one.

    I like the spinner, while booting the game and the shift to the left of the Stop Square though.
     
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  6. Lars-Steenhoff

    Lars-Steenhoff

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    If unity stopped straight away you would not need the stop blue state, but on a big project it can take a longer time before the playmode is finished and the editor is responsive again. Now it gives feefback that you pressed it, consistent with the playmode button
     
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  7. Lars-Steenhoff

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    Might be good too if it only flashed blue when you press it, and then back to non active state, as long as unity can give the editor back to a responsive state fast enough
     
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  8. ReinekeFux

    ReinekeFux

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    I support this message!
     
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  9. shellyalon

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    That would be good, yes!
     
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