Version: 2021.1
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Special searches

Special searches use opt-in Search Providers that Quick Search ignores unless you explicitly use them. Special searches differ from regular searches in the following ways:

  • You can only execute a special search using its search token.
  • You cannot combine a special search with any other Search Provider.
  • You cannot toggle a special Search Provider on and off in the Filters pane. However, you can disable Special Searches from the Quick Search Preferences.

To perform a special search, prefix your search query with the provider’s search token.

Quick search has the following special Search Providers:

Provider: Function: Search token: Example:
Help Searches the Quick Search help. ? ?asset

Searches for Search help entries containing the word “Asset”.
Calculator Computes mathematical expressions. = =2*3+29/2

Calculates the answer to the expression 2*3+29/2.
Files Searches for files find: find:Paint Mat

Searches for all assets paths containing the words paint AND the word mat (for example: PaintBrush_Mat.mat, DryWallPainted_Mat.mat)
Static API Finds and executes static API methods. # #Mesh

Searches for static API methods with “Mesh” in their names.
PackagesPackages are collections of assets to be shared and re-used in Unity. The Unity Package Manager (UPM) can display, add, and remove packages from your project. These packages are native to the Unity Package Manager and provide a fundamental method of delivering Unity functionality. However, the Unity Package Manager can also display Asset Store packages that you downloaded from the Asset Store. More info
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Searches the Unity package database. pkg: pkg:vector

Searches the Unity package database for packages that match the term “vector”.
Asset StoreA growing library of free and commercial assets created by Unity and members of the community. Offers a wide variety of assets, from textures, models and animations to whole project examples, tutorials and Editor extensions. More info
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Searches the Unity Asset Store. store: store:texture

Searches the Unity Asset Store for Assets that match the term “texture”.
Saved Queries Searches for saved queries q: q:enemies

Searches all saved searches containing the word “enemies”.
Logs Searches the Editor.log file log: log:cache

Searches the Editor.log file for information that matches “cache”.
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