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On many Screenshots from Unity I can see a Google Search Bar in the upper panel, like in this Screenshot

Is this a newer version of Unity? And if it's newer, where can I get this version?

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please mark this question as answered ^^ – RolandiXor Oct 30 '10 at 9:09
sorry, I'm still learning. done :) – burli Oct 30 '10 at 9:20
up vote 7 down vote accepted

That screenshot is out of date. Current Unity as it ships in 10.10 does not have a text field in the top panel. Search will be implemented in what we call Lenses.

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Ok, so that screenshot is an older version. thx – burli Oct 28 '10 at 22:01

I can only guess those were mockups, and the design changed later. You do get a search bar when you click the files or apps launcher, and if your search returns no results you get a "search the web" button which opens a Google search with the terms you wrote.

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There actually was a time where that Google search was hooked up - certainly the (quite unstable) version unveiled at the Maverick UDS six months ago had it. It dropped out pretty early. – RAOF Oct 29 '10 at 2:45

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