Mac - Layout Page docked to Viewports, like on PC version?

On PC, you can make your Layout page just another clickable viewport tab. Is Mac only able to have a “Floating” Layout window? If so, that means with only one monitor, it either hides all the toolbars, or I have to shrink my main window and slide my Layout window next it?


As I understand it, that behavior isn’t possible in Mac Rhino.

you can set up ‘tabs’ in mac version, view menu,-show tabs bar, also in preferences general, there are tabbed options

@dan or @marlin will have to chime in on the specifics.
When we first previewed these new tools before they were released to the public, the limitation was asked about and all I recall is it wasn’t currently possible (or desirable to Mac users), to mimic the Windows Rhino behavior.

Perhaps a better question is if you are happy with Windows Rhino, why are you messing around with Mac Rhino?

Thanks, Milezee but I don’t see that option anywhere…?

I have my PC coming, and I’m learning right now on my Mac until I can make the transition…

I don’t know much about the windows set up, this is my mac set up for tabs and working between different models and layouts

Wow, I don’t have either of those options! On v5.3.1


uhmmm, not sure then, hopefully the mcneel chaps will chime in, i’m running the same, v5 5.3.1 , Sierra OSX

Tabs interface is a feature of Mack OS sierra.

you need Sierra for the feature.

tabbing any application is now system wide… Rhino ties into this capability and has been further customized by mcneel

ha… what he :point_up_2: said [/edit]

Ah, ok then. Thanks for the answer!


In the most recent Beta6, tabbed interface does not seem to work in Mojave. Selecting Show Tab Bar and then opening new model does not place model window in a tab, rather it opens a new window.

Sorry about the late reply.

It seems to be working here in 6.16.19197.13284 (the latest RhinoBETA).

In macOS’s System Preferences > Dock, I have Prefer tabs when opening documents: set to Always

In Rhino’s Preferences > General > Tabbed Windows set to _Merge all windows into one window.


When I run Command+N, I get a new tab.

I know this is a pretty convoluted set of interactions between macOS and Rhino, but we’re leveraging macOS’s default features here.

Thanks for the insights. This works for me too.