When launching Rhino 5, the splash screen which has the options of "New - Recent - Open closes way too fast. It seems that while Rhino is loading all of its components, that splash screen stays on. Once all that happens, a blank Rhino session opens up. I don't think you want that do you?
I think what should happen is the splash screen should wait until we the user has made a choice on what they want to do, then the splash screen should close. The only time I see any thing that is different is if I quickly choose a recent project then Rhino opens that file and not a blank one.
I hope this makes sense.
If you leave your mouse pointer over the splash screen it will stay open.
Yes it does, but is that what you want us to do when launching Rhino? FYI it still loads a blank Rhino session when you do that. Again, is that what the developer wants Rhino to do? Just a question.
The idea is the splash/about screen comes up when Rhino is loading. It lets you choose a recently worked on file, start a new file, or open a file on the computer or network. If you don't want to be bothered you can take your pointer off the panes or click the red [X] in the corner and it will go away. You can even change the properties of the desktop Shortcut so it never brings up the splash screens.
This is a feature many of our users have asked for. What am I missing?
I guess what I am thinking is that maybe Rhino does nothing until the user does something with the splash screen then it launches and does whatever it does, that's all. It is a nice little feature with great potential though. As long as I know how to use it, I will conform.
It takes a while to load Rhino. In addition to being useful for getting going, it also occupies the screen while Rhino is loading so you know it's not dead. If you start Rhino using the Shortcut and leave your pointer NOT in the middle of the screen, Rhino will start and the splash screen will go away on it's own. If you leave your pointer over the splash, it will not close.
What would you prefer happened and what did you find confusing about the tool? Maybe we did something stupid.
Here is what I am thinking. When the splash screen opens, we choose what we want to do, i.e... open a new file based on a template, open a recent project, or just open a new project, then Rhino opens with the familiar GUI. That was what I was thinking. But no, you guys did nothing stupid!
So I guess right? The detail of leaving your mouse over the panes to keep it open wasn't obvious?
Some people don't want it and don't want to be bothered so leaving your pointer to the side or turning it off entirely fits their desires. The current design and behavior has evolved over the last year or so to where it is now. Most people seem to like it or aren't bothered enough by it to say anything. It's hard to know which!
i hope never ;) keep it open beta