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Time Machine

ChrisV - Code Plugins - Jul 27, 2020
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A back button for unreal! Time Machine keeps track of your tab history so that it's easy to navigate the asset jungle of Unreal!

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.23 - 4.27
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Simply put, "a back button for the Unreal Editor!"

As you navigate through the assets of your Unreal project, Time Machine makes it easy to navigate backward and forward through your workflow's history as it tracks your opened asset tab history and provides an easy to use navigation interface with related hotkeys.

This is the free edition of Time Machine. Provides similar functionality but:

  • Doesn't track your history of navigating through open blueprint graph tabs -- only the the assets that you have opened.
  • Not localized (Only Simplified Chinese for now)
  • No keyboard only workflow

Video Walkthrough:



or by email: [email protected]

Version 1.6 Updates:

  • NEW! (PRO Only) Time Machine has been localized to support simplified Chinese
  • NEW! (PRO Only) A new keyboard-only workflow
  • Text-less buttons is now a PRO only feature

Version 1.5.1 Updates:

  • NEW! Time Machine now checks if there are updates available in the Marketplace
  • MAJOR BUG FIX! Fixed issues with conflicting plugin settings where changes weren't being save correct
  • Other various minor bug and usability improvements

Technical Details


By installing the plugin, there will be 4 new buttons in the upper left tab well. Going from left-to-right:

  1. Allows you to navigate back to one asset tab in your history (Hotkeys: Ctrl + Comma)
  2. Opens a searchable and selectable list of your backward asset history (Hotkeys: Ctrl + Alt + Comma) 
  3. If you have navigated backward through your history, this button opens a searchable and selectable list of your forward asset history. (Hotkeys: Ctrl + Alt + Period)
  4. If you have navigated backward through your history, this button navigates forward one asset tab in your history. (Hotkeys: Ctrl + Period)

Code Modules

This plugin includes a single Editor Module, Time Machine.

  • No Blueprints
  • 10 C++ Classes
  • This module is not network replicated

Supported Development Platforms
  • Windows 32
  • Windows 64
  • Mac
  • Linux

Supported Target Build Platforms

As this is an Editor only plugin, it is not intended to be part of a packaged build.


Located at:


or by email: [email protected]