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Feedback Improve "switch to" functionality

Discussion in 'Documentation' started by Peter77, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Peter77

    Peter77

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    The Script reference provides a link to an older version of it. For example, if you open this page:
    https://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/AssetPostprocessor.html

    You see in the upper left "Version: 2019.1 (switch to 2018.4)", as shown in the image below.
    upload_2019-7-4_13-23-59.png


    If I press the "2018.4" link, it does not forward to the same documentation page I had open. In this case, it does not forward to the AssetPostprocessor.html file but the "Welcome" page.

    Please add functionality to open the same page as opened earlier, but in the other documentation version.
     
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  2. mgear

    mgear

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    the 'other versions' dropdown seems to do that correctly, so certainly should be possible to add
     
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  3. jo-unity

    jo-unity

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    Hey @Peter77 I'm from the docs team at Unity and we are aware this functionality doesn't work as expected! We're currently working on a fix for this one so it will work as expected very soon.

    In the meantime you can put
    /2018.4/Documentation
    in the URL after unity3d.com and before
    /Manual/
    e.g.

    https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/IL2CPP.html goes to
    https://docs.unity3d.com/2018.4/Documentation/Manual/IL2CPP.html

    Not the most elegant of workarounds but it saves you from having to navigate from the welcome screen.

    Hope that helps and thanks for your feedback.
     
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  4. Peter77

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    Hi joapet,

    thanks for keeping us in the loop and the workaround. I'm looking forward to the fix!
     
  5. Adrian

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    @jo-unity Just noticed the new version drop down in the docs, much improved over the previous global links and the slow drop down inside the pages!

    However, it would be much better if it would be immediately apparent which versions link to the same page and which versions redirect you to the index (i.e. for which versions the current page is available).

    I tried out this simple user CSS and this makes it much easier to check for which versions something is available:
    Code (csharp):
    1. .otherversionscontent a[href$="index.html"] {
    2.   color: #ccc;
    3. }