Enter into the world of Minecraft via Unity Minecraft lens
Cycles ago, Unity landed in Ubuntu, presenting users an innovative, fresh and exciting method of launching, filtering, accessing, etc, applications, files, folders, etc.
Along with a solid usability, Unity has been constantly developed and enriched with new and new functionalities, presently, allowing developers to express creative ideas via the Dash, creativity rooted into (and limited by) developers' skills and ability to create, develop, incarnate ideas, methods, manners, etc.
Minecraft is a widely known first person game, featuring, as a plot, the gamer's ability to build constructions in a 3D world, action performed with the help of numerous Minecraft-specific items.
Unity Minecraft lens is an interesting lens, that gathers and exposes numerous Minecraft items (such as snow, pink dye, bone meal, lever, leather boots, etc) directly into the Dash, allowing users to enlarge their gaming knowledge in a matter of seconds.
Basically, its usage is as simple as typing a word in the search area, action that exposes matched items, furthermore, right-clicking on an item, opens it in its preview.
A definitely interesting aspect of the Minecraft lens is its manner of rendering items, exposing icon with Minecraft-wise textures, consequently, along with the accurate look, the lens bears a familiar Minecraft feel, merging the lens' "identity" with the game itself.
Opening the lens, automatically displays items (without a previous search), thus plunging the user into "basics", attitude useful in situations like "entry" levels of playing Minecraft, playing Minecraft yet further pursuing a more depth understanding of the game, etc.
How do we install Unity Minecraft lens 0.1?
Add the following official PPA (Quantal, Raring)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-minecraft
then, restart the computer.
According to the author, Unity Minecraft lens 0.1 is in a BETA stage ("carrying" various issues, like for instance no action when an item is clicked, etc).
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