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Search Providers

Each type of search has its own Search Provider. A Search Provider allows you to search and filter content. Each Search Provider has a unique search token. A search token is a text string that you can use in the search field to search using only a specific Search Provider.

By default, all searches use Project, Hierarchy, and Settings Search Providers unless you exclude them.

Search provides additional opt-in Search Providers. Search ignores opt-in Search Providers unless you explicitly use them. Opt-in Search Providers differ from default Search Providers in the following ways:

You can only execute them using their search tokens. You cannot combine an opt-in Search Provider with any other Search Provider.

  • To perform a search using all default Search Providers, enter the search terms in the search field. Results appear as you type.

  • To perform a search using an opt-in Search Provider, prefix the search terms with the Search Provider’s search token.

    Open the More() menu to view a list of Search Providers and their prefixes.

Default Search Providers

Provider: Function: Search token: Example:
ProjectIn Unity, you use a project to design and develop a game. A project stores all of the files that are related to a game, such as the asset and Scene files. More info
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Searches Project Assets. p: (for “project”) p:Player

Searches for Assets that match the term “Player”.
Hierarchy Searches GameObjects in the Scene. h: (for “hierarchy”) h:Main Camera

Searches the current Scene for GameObjects that match the term “Main Camera”.
Settings Searches all Project SettingsA broad collection of settings which allow you to configure how Physics, Audio, Networking, Graphics, Input and many other areas of your project behave. More info
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and Preferences.
set: set:VFX

Finds Project Settings and Preferences pages that match the term “VFX”.

Opt-in Search Providers

Provider: Function: Search token: Example:
Expression This token is not required. Search expressions are recognized without a token.
Menus Searches the Unity main menu. m: m:TextMesh Pro

Searches the Unity main menu for commands that contain “TextMesh Pro.”
Asset Database Searches the AssetDatabase. This is useful when searching the Editor resource bundle (containing all icons/resources used to build the editor) because those binary resources are not indexed. adb:
Help Searches the help. ? ?asset

Searches for 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 (e.g.: PaintBrush_Mat.mat, DryWallPainted_Mat.mat)
Static API Method 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”.
Performance Searches all the performance trackers available in Unity. This is useful for searching for performance bottlenecks. performance:
Saved Queries Searches for saved queries q: q:enemies

Searches all Search Query assets containing the word enemies.
Logs Searches the Editor.log file log: log:cache

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

You can also create your own Search Providers.

Exclude Search Providers

You can exclude specific Search Providers from a regular search. To exclude a provider, do one of the following:

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