Layer on/off selection too fussy in Rhino 8

When I go to turn on/off a layer in Rhino 8, I have to hit the area of the light bulb or just to its left, within the black surround box (see below). if I click just the slightest amount to the right of the light bulb nothing happens. This is driving me crazy as my poor brain thinks that if I can get away with a slightly sloppy click to the left of the light bulb then this should also work on the right side. When this does not happen, then it makes me feel like I have to click exactly inside the tiny light bulb which is much more fussy.

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Please expand the click-sensitive area to include all of the interior of the black surround box.

Regards,
Terry.

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Agreed.

There’s a lot in the Rhino 8 UI that requires way too much precision, then a lot of other stuff has too much padding and invisible control borders. Much of it is new to R8, makes no sense and interferes with productivity.

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Hi Terry - so far I do find not this to be different than in v7… do you? That is not meant to invalidate the criticism, just looking for an example of the desired behavior if there is one.

-Pascal

The difference now is that I am dealing with selecting and deselecting layers hundreds of times as I develop my code for processing meshes. At the end of the day, I am toast. Just feel awful from missing turning on or off a layer so many times and having to click yet again.

Surely there must be an easy way to control the size of the click sensitive area.

To be clear, the desired behavior is for the layer to toggle on/off whenever there is a mouse click inside the black box that surrounds the light bulb as shown above in my first post.

Regards,
Terry.

Yes, but difference from what? I want to know what version of Rhino had the better behavior, if any, so we can see what is different in the code. If this is just a general request, and not a regression, that is a different story.

-Pascal

You could widen the visibility column a little bit. That might help with hitting your target if this is what you are primarily using the layer panel for.

Steve,

That is a good suggestion. If I widen the visibility column, then clicking anywhere inside the black box around the light bulb works.

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I found that the problem is not always present. Once the visibility column is widened, then reducing it to minimum does not cause the fussy behavior to return. Apparently, the fussy behavior only shows up under certain conditions which I do not know how to reproduce. So, it may be hard to get traction on finding a solution to this random problem.

For now I will just give up a small amount of screen space in order to get easier-than-in-my-dreams clickability.

Regards,
Terry,