MRU (most recently used) Toolbar in Rhino 8?

Hi !

Has the MRU been removed for Rhino 8, or moved to a different location? I can’t find it anywhere in the options.

Liking Rhino 8 very much otherwise! Great update!

So is it gone in Rhino 8 or am I just missing it in the settings?

(Sorry to bump this up.)

It’s with the rest of the toolbars now.

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Hi @simon9
Note that it’s now named Recently Used, not Most Recently Used.


HTH, Jakob

Thanks all, I got it now.

I didnt know everything was hiding behing “Show Panels and Show Toolbars”

Maybe a name like Toolbars Library, Toolbar List, Toolbar Overview, … would be better?

I was scratching my head too because i could not find the checkbox in Options to show the MRU ToolBar.

@Pascal, wouldn’t it make sense to add this checkbox near the place where you can define the maximum buttons for it ?

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Hi Clement - It might… I see the value of that for v7 users. The thing is though, it is no longer very special as a toolbar - it is just a toolbar like all the others in most respects - e.g. you can have it appear in multiple containers

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So I am not sure what that checkbox would actually do. I’m open to suggestions…

-Pascal

Well isn’t it special as it gets buttons added if the user clicked a button from the UI ? No other toolbar does this. I think new users will get confused why this toolbar behaves like that, but it is more likely that new users will never notice that useful functionality if it is hidden within all other toolbars.

That checkbox would show that toolbar if it is not visible like it did before.

LastUsedButtons

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Hi Clement - I mean it is not special in how it bahaves - in V7 is was restricted to one instance and it could not be combined with any other UI elements - in V8, the only difference it has with other toolbars is that it updates (well, usually) but otherwise can show up anywhwere in the UI that any other toolbar can, including multiple places. So it’s not as simple as just toggling one independent UI element, if you see what I mean.
(OSnaps is the somewhatt same - though not a toolar - and it currently somewhat ambiguous what happens from the toggle if it is in multiple locations.)

-Pascal

Hi @pascal i understand it might be difficult to find out which instance to open but my point was that new users will never discover it at all as it is not shown by default and disguised within regular toolbars now.

btw. what is the purpose of having multiple panels of the same content ? eg. having 2 or more Layer panels at the same time ?

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Yep, I get that that is the goal. I’m not sure how to approach that, but I agree it could be more discoverable.
The potential utliity of having things appear in more than one place is that, combined with saved window layouts and containers, it is possible to get very flexible and specialized tool arrangements.

-Pascal

Ok, i’ll try it, promised.

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I think the most recently used toolbar has no value like it did in the past. If you pick on an icon from that toolbar it duplicates the icon. Eventually the toolbar becomes so cluttered with the same icons that the frustration level forces me back to V7. I’ve posted about that numerous times, but in V8 SR3 it’s still doing it. I’ve read that that issue has been solved, but my installation of V8 says otherwise.

I agree, I think it is a bug