Keep the Command Line Bar in Full Screen Mode


I would like to use the ‘_Fullscreen command as a default workspace mode as I see a great potential in it how it gives me a larger working space on my little 15.6’ laptop screen.

Someone (apologies, I can’t recall your name) came up with the really great idea of reassembling all the main command icons into the Popup toolbar which helps having a clean working space without having all the menus reducing the modeling window space.

Meanwhile when clicking on any command on the popup toolbar, it does not show the command line bar in Fullscreen mode with the command options. I need to leave the Fullscreen mode to see the options in the commandline bar, but that also cancels my command in progress.

Is there any way to keep the Command Line Bar floating in Fullscreen mode?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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use hypenated version of the command “-Fullscreen” to get access to what elements of UI stay visible.

Hi Jarek,
Thank you for your answer, sorry I do not know how to do this, could you explain it in layman’s terms how this is done step by step?
Thank you in advance.

Hi Paul,
Sure, many commands in Rhino, when you use hypen ("-") in front, present either additional options, or command-line version of the command settings without a window UI. It’s a mixed bag, it makes some options available pretty obscure and hard to discover, but it is what it is, and makes it pretty powerful to write your own macros etc.
For fullscreen command, just type:
and you should see the extra options in the command line.

does it work?


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So if you need an icon or an alias to always do fullscreen while keeping your command line visible, it would look like this:
-_Fullscreen _ShowCommand=_Yes _Enter
(I have it here as “fs” alias - you can set up your own command aliases in Tools > Options > Aliases)


Thank you Jarek, it worked! That’s exactly what I wanted.
Thank you again for your help!
Happy Holidays!

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Thanks for this topic, and while the above does change the display appearance, is there a way to eject the Windows10 bar at bottom of screen, and instead fill up the entire screen-display with the full default Rhino UI? (on desktop PC)… Getting Rhino to start up this way would be great, but having to type something each start-up is fine too.I’m new to Windows and Rhino both, and used to Mac’s default-full-display for each app, and have yet to learn which preferences I should want, etc…
Thanks in advance.

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