"mactext" command prompts before "move" in command line


I just upgraded to the latest version of Rhino-mac.
I’ve noticed that when typing M in the command line “mactext” has priority over “move”. Is there a way to change this? I’ve tried on rhinoceros-commands-customize creating a shortcut for “move” but that’s not exactly what I want, I would like to prompt the command by using M key followed by enter (spacebar), in the same way that it works with R for “rotate”, T for “trim”, etc.

Thank you,

Software information

Software versions
Rhinoceros version: 5.0 Wenatchee 2014-06-10 (515)
OS X version: Version 10.9.3 (Build 13D65)


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Hardware model: iMac13,1
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Z-buffer depth: 24 bits
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Anisotropic filtering: None

Yeah, that seems wrong, and even going into preferences and setting “m” as an alias for ! _Move does not help, if you type “M” and enter, MacText still gets called. Normally, aliases should have precedence over autocomplete - at least it is that way in Windows Rhino…


fwiw, this release changes the way macros are stored.

The storage of Aliases has changed. Previously, only your changed aliases were saved, and these were automatically merged with (and overwritten by) the default set of aliases. This made it impossible to delete default aliases or change default aliases. With the 2014–06–10 WIP release, this is changed.
If you had custom aliases prior to 2014–06–10 and also want to use default aliases, do the following:
In Rhinoceros > Preferences > Aliases, export your aliases to a text file using the gear pulldown menu at the bottom of the window.
In the same gear menu, select Reset alias to default.
In the save gear menu, select Import aliases from file… and navigate to the file where you saved your previous aliases. This will merge your current custom aliases with the default aliases.

so maybe something needs fine tuned with the change.
for me, i followed those instructions and M is still working as my move alias.

same problem here, ‘m’ leads straight to mactext. also can’t even find mactext in the command editor

seems like making an alias in preferences-alias works.
make an alias named ‘m’ with the command makro ‘_!move’ .
m is now listed first!

Hmm, that didn’t work on my end… I’ll try resetting the aliases as per Jeff’s post later…


it didn’t work on my first try either, but it did surprisingly after restarting rhino

In the current release the list of available commands is not rebuilt when an alias is updated or added, but only when Rhino is started. This will be fixed in the next WIP release.