I am using Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 and I can't rename objects or assets using the F2 key as I could when I was using Windows.

What is the shortcut on Linux then?

  • \$\begingroup\$ You could also just double click? \$\endgroup\$ – Sidar Nov 6 '17 at 17:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Sidar Double click will take you to the object, you need to click and select, then wait a second or two, then click again to rename. Though using a shortcut is much faster. \$\endgroup\$ – John Hamilton Nov 10 '17 at 11:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's what i meant =P but yeah shortcut is faster \$\endgroup\$ – Sidar Nov 10 '17 at 14:24

There's a way to just custom make what you need to do. Put the following code inside a script with the same name (doesn't have to be on a game object).

using UnityEngine;
using UnityEditor;
using System.Reflection;

public class MenuItemsExample
    [MenuItem("Edit/Rename _F2")]
    private static void Rename()
        var type = typeof(EditorWindow).Assembly.GetType("UnityEditor.SceneHierarchyWindow");
        var hierarchyWindow = EditorWindow.GetWindow(type);
        var rename = type.GetMethod("RenameGO", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic);
        rename.Invoke(hierarchyWindow, null);

This will bind F2 to a rename functionality, using reflection. I've found this from the Unity forums (had to dig a bit but nothing too hard to find). The name part is mine, that's what binds F2 to the function and there's also a nice menu item that appears in your edit menu. Here's a GIF that shows the functionality (shouldn't be dependent on the OS):

Hope this works, since imgur is banned in my country. (Should work in theory)

Here's the link to the forum post.


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