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Postponed means that the issue was either a feature request or something that requires major refactoring on our side. Since that makes the issue not actionable in the close future we choose to close it as Postponed and add it on our internal roadmaps and technical debt pages instead.




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Disable editor keyboard shortcuts while playing




Priority: 7Not yet prioritized for a release


Severity: 0Severity not yet defined

Steps to reproduce :

- create a new project
- press play and press ctrl+s, notice the message in the console complaining that you can't save the scene while in play mode

Request :
Editor shortcuts should be disabled when in playmode.

Comments (45)

  1. 3397e68ad576561a47b6817e99101b13?d=mm


    Apr 10, 2019 19:44

    This introduces totally random errors to my in-game undo system which uses ctrl-z and ctrl-y... because the object hierarchy gets DESTROYED when I use it. Totally annoying, totally unacceptable. This is a NEEDED feature

  2. D3e82e6a007783c51dc2bacf8c0d7ed7?d=mm


    Apr 07, 2019 10:54

    +1 How is this still a thing mode than 6 years after it was reported?? How on earth do we create first person games if we can't use Ctrl+S or any combination relying on Alt?? This is insane.

  3. 784e69b90dfaa682bd63ed19cf54d8ab?d=mm


    Feb 28, 2019 17:39

    This fail is absurde, fix it.

  4. 7f71f6d0a671a5d914bb67be6dec8409?d=mm


    Jan 19, 2019 09:15

    Not fixed in the 2018.3.2f1 released on 2019/01/17...
    CTRL+Alpha1 (needed to select teams in all good RTS games selects the Scene Window in the Editor while in Game Mode… unbelievable …)

    Please fixe this ridiculus issue.

  5. Abf7b4a0795169d2a4f65d0f9529adbc?d=mm


    Jan 06, 2019 18:48

    THIS IS SO IMPORTANT, please stop postponing it. I would recommend implementing an option to enable/disable capturing of play-mode Unity shortcuts in the Preferences.

  6. D6b34354b8dc698d292d68cf58b5abab?d=mm


    Jan 04, 2019 21:46

    Insane that this has gone unresolved for so long.

    WASD movement + control to crouch = unity hijacking input to save the scene in play mode? Why!

  7. 1d282de1b665211893fccf9556b0e2dd?d=mm


    Dec 25, 2018 18:04

    It's still not working for me in 2018.3

  8. 6cb81dc38800a8d4c4397540cb29353c?d=mm


    Nov 12, 2018 12:14

    Really so frustrating -.-, There should be an option to disable all hotkeys during game mode...

  9. D877bd014e3011e8f09313c3984eb304?d=mm


    Nov 01, 2018 18:37

    Hey unity when is this gonna get fixed this is ridiculous

  10. 0d426ce2889b3509536fa0118bd1818d?d=mm


    Oct 05, 2018 17:19


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