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[Request] Option to skip/combine start menu entries

Discussion in 'Unity Hub' started by stuart-anderson-csiro, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. stuart-anderson-csiro

    stuart-anderson-csiro

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    Loving Hub so far, managing versions and especially components in this manner is great. One suggestion, if one is planning to use Hub as a single entry point, it'd be nice to have the option to avoid Windows start menu getting polluted with a folder for each installed version. Maybe have an option to choose between a) keep it as it is now with separate folders, b) bundle the Hub-managed shortcuts under a single 'Unity' or 'Unity Hub' folder, c) don't create any shortcuts for Hub-managed editor versions.

    It'd also be great if the shortcuts/executables were named "Unity XX.XX.XX" rather than just Unity so the various versions are more searchable when not going via the Hub. On macOS Spotlight you at least get the version info in search results but on Windows 10 there's no way to distinguish the various versions when you get 4 results all named "Unity". This would also be essential if Hub were to bundle the start menu shortcuts all together in one folder.
     
  2. afshinity

    afshinity

    Unity Technologies

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    Hi there,

    We are happy that you like it so far. And thanks a lot for your feedback.

    Regarding the hub-managed editors, they are actually under a hub specific folder (in Program files\Unity). We investigate how we can avoid windows start menu to scan all of them.

    And for the name of the editors, we encourage you to use the hub (as a service that is running), instead of the spotlight to open the editors. That way, you know which version you are opening. But, we will investigate the solution that you proposed to name the editors' executables with the versions.