How can I access and utilize the Unity development build console for my projects?

Unity’s development build console is a valuable tool for debugging and optimizing your games or applications in real-time. Here’s how you can access and utilize it effectively.

**What is the Unity Development Build Console?


The development build console is a log window within the Unity editor that displays messages and errors during gameplay, compile processes, or script execution. It provides detailed information to help identify issues in your projects (Garg, 2019).

**Accessing the Development Build Console**

To open the console, go to the Window menu and select “Development” > “Console.” Alternatively, use the shortcut

Ctrl + Shift +

C on Windows or Cmd + Shift + C on macOS (Unity, 2021).


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Utilizing the Development Build Console

  1. Viewing Logs: The console displays various log types, such as ‘Application,’ ‘Console,’ ‘Error,’ ‘Assertion,’ and ‘Stack Trace.’ Each log type has a corresponding color for easy identification (Unity, 2021).

  2. Filtering Logs: Use the dropdown menu at the top-left corner of the console to filter messages by their log types (Unity, 2021).

  3. Searching Logs: Press Ctrl + F on Windows or Cmd + F on macOS to search for specific messages in the console (Unity, 2021).

  1. Console Commands: Enter ‘asan’ followed by a message in the console to create an assertion error when that condition is met during runtime. This can be helpful when debugging complex issues (Garg, 2019).

  2. Console Shortcuts: Use various shortcuts to customize your console experience:

    • Ctrl + Shift +

      A: Toggle the console’s visibility.

    • Ctrl + Shift +

      L: Clear the console.

    • Ctrl + Shift +

      S: Save the console output as a text file (Unity, 2021).


The Unity development build console is an essential tool for any developer working with Unity, enabling real-time debugging and optimization. By understanding how to access and utilize it effectively, you can save time and effort while creating engaging games or applications.


Garg, S. (2019). Unity Console Commands Cheat Sheet. Medium.
Unity (2021). Using the console. Unity documentation. <