Was watching Brian’s tutorials from yesterday on the earrings, and he mentions that in any command dialog (this one was for helix) you can type the underscored character to select the option (i.e. the alt underscore windows notion).
I don’t know how he’s able to get that to work, I can’t get it to work at all in any command dialog, nor have I been able to for as long as I can recall.
To illustrate I’ve attached the following video:
Rhinoceros001.mov (1.6 MB)
I initiate the helix command, and attempt typing “A”, “a”, alt-a control-a and none of them actuate the accelerator. I’ve tried this both with the UI set to have the command line options in the side bar and as a window, doesn’t work in either case for any dialog option that has a listed underscored accelerator.
Second Item (related and posted previously but shot a video of this one as well):
This illustrates the problem of focus issues with command option dialogs as floating windows. The problem is they are technically a modal dialog (or should be, as they pop up) and should retain focus. They don’t.
I first discovered this with a group name command options dialog. I have a group created, invoke a keyboard shortcut to bring up the name group dialog, and start typing but instead of naming the group, I’m renaming an object.
On close inspection in the video you can see the effects of the command dialog being cursor centric in terms of it’s focus, i.e. it ONLY works if the cursor is over the command options dialog, and even if you click and then move the cursor it loses focus and anything typed will not hit the dialog but go to any open text entry field that Rhino thinks has focus.
Rhinoceros004.mov (11.6 MB)
This occurs on both my work machine (info below) and the one at home (previously posted)
Rhinoceros version: 5.0 (5A851)
IronPython version: 5.1.2015.131
Language: en (MacOS default)
OS X version: Version 10.10.2 (Build 14C1510)
Third party kernel extensions
tc.tctechnologies.driver.PaeFireStudio (3.5.5 10988)
Hardware model: MacPro4,1
Processor: Intel Xeon CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz
Memory: 8 GB
Architecture: Intel 64 bit
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1024 MB
Memory: 1024 MB
Screen size: 1920 x 1200, 1920 x 1200
Displays: DELL 2405FPW (94dpi 1x), DELL 2405FPW (94dpi 1x)
Kensington: Kensington Slimblade Trackball
Apple, Inc: Apple Keyboard
Apple Inc.: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Logitech: Logitech USB Headset
OpenGL version: 2.1 NVIDIA-10.3.1 343.02.02f03
Render version: 2.1
Shading language: 1.20
Maximum texture size: 8192 x 8192
Z-buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum viewport size: 8192 x 8192
Use texture compression: No
Mip map filtering: None
Anisotropic filtering: None