Make the version UID in `About Roblox Studio` selectable

As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to copy the current version of Roblox Studio.

At the moment, there are two different ways to get the version of Studio: the About Roblox Studio window and the version global. Given that version is deprecated (at least according to script analysis), the only ‘supported’ way to get the version is the About window. As a result, in order to write the version, you have to either manually transcribe the version listed in the About window, or you have to print what’s returned from a deprecated function and copy from the Output.

The the current studio version is often necessary for reporting bugs, but if it’s too difficult to copy, people will simply not include it. While they can take screenshots at the moment, that shouldn’t be the preferred option.

If Roblox added the ability to select the version UID in the About Roblox Studio window, it would improve the flow for getting the current studio version and decrease reliance upon a deprecated function.

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How about RobloxVersion?

Running this in the command bar should print out the version.

print(settings():GetService"DebugSettings".RobloxVersion)

I was not aware of that property. I’d still prefer that the UID be able to be selected however; expecting people to remember that presents a worse problem than the current solution.