Comments on grasshopper layout

I’ve been searching for a “Comment” or “Notes” component so that I can document the layout that I’ve created. I have not found anything, except to use a Point component and change its description to the notes/comment that I’d like to show. What I don’t like is that these components retain their orange color and show the small balloon in the right top corner.

Is there another way to do this, or am I using the best practice here?

Sounds like you are looking for the post-it note, a.k.a. Panel. (short-cut is two forward slashes).

Aha! I knew it! Thanks :smile:

How does the shortcut work? I’m typing two forward slashes, but nothing happens…

Hi Menno,

Alternatively, you can scribble on the layout.


The shortcut for panel is " double quotes :wink:
Shortcut for example a slider is 0<10<100
Minimum 0, start number = 10 max number = 100.
For if you were interested xD

You can also select an item. Rightclick on background, Group. Then you can give some stuff a color and name it.

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Double click once in the layout “canvas” to open the search box and start typing… There are some cool shortcuts many people don’t know about (is there a list somewhere?) like typing a number plus a decimal and getting a slider with a decade that contains the number with the precision set to the number of decimal places typed…


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Double-click on layout -> type two forward slashes -> enter
Double-click on layout -> type two forward slashes, followed by the text in the panel -> enter


Here’s a list of mouse actions:

A slider can also have decimals etc. If you type like 0.00 the slider will have 2 decimals :slight_smile:

You mean this one, Mitch?

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Is there a list of shortcuts (like the double forward slash or numbers for sliders) for the search box?


You guys are fast. Thanks!

I’ve searched a bit but I only know that they tell a lot of them in the introduction video’s:

Video’s will take about 60 minutes in total to watch.

Just to be complete there is another alternative for commenting Definitions.

Using the Title of the Group Function:

Menu: Edit>Group
Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+G
Radial Menu: Middle Mouse Button or Spacebar with a Selection.


You also might like to read this discussion about organizing GH Definitions. Which is still open to all for adding to!

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Again, thanks for the answers above. Very insightful!

It is so nice to see such response on a question :smiley:

Yes, thank you!