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Opening Google Chrome through Visual Studio API shortcut

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by JCass45, May 17, 2016.

  1. JCass45

    JCass45

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    Hi, I've just started using Unity and I'm working my way through the tutorials. I'm using the CTRL + ' command in Visual Studio to open the Scripting API, but this opens the URL directly in VS. My question is, is there a way to get an external web browser such as Google Chrome to open the URL instead of opening it locally on VS? Cheers!
     
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  2. fffMalzbier

    fffMalzbier

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    In the visual studio options (Tools -> Options) you can find a section called "Tools for Unity".
    That section has a entry called "Use External browser". Set that to "True" and it should open the documentation it in your web browser if you open the documentation like before.
     
  3. JCass45

    JCass45

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    Thanks a lot! Worked
     
  4. dpk

    dpk

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    In what version of Visual Studio is this known to work? Setting Use External browser to true while using Visual Studio 2015 (14.0.24720.00) and Unity 5.5.1f1 does not have any effect -- the help keyboard shortcut still opens the doc in an embedded browser.
     
  5. unwitty

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    Same for me. Same versions as you and it's still being opened in the editor.
     
  6. fffMalzbier

    fffMalzbier

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    Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
    Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3

    Visual Studio Tools for Unity 3.5.0.2
    Visual Studio Tools for Unity

    Is confirmed working on windows 10 non admin user account.
    Unity 2017.3 but not sure if that makes a difference to 5.5.1 in that case because the only thing that should effect this is VS and the VS tools for unity.
     
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