Would there be an option to show the text along with the tab icons? The icons are too tiny (and not obvious), and being at the edge of the screen it is rather difficult to quickly pick the right one.
I always use top tabs location with text so will miss that part of the UI, but if its side only at least the showing text or controlling the vertical size of the tab should be customizable for better accessibility.
This is just a quick first reaction, excited and curious to try it all out! Thank you.
I had a MRU at hand and all the tabs and all the plugin’s tabs available and compressed it two rows.
I could split it in two and still have a space for Filter selector and, generally and in my opinion, it was more customisable than the current solution (maybe 1hr is not enough to figure it out).
When Rhino starts unmodified, the Rhinoceros Default workspace is loaded and 3rd party plug-ins are not a part of that. You can create a new container and put the plug-in’s toolbars in that container. Then save your UI as a new workspace. I suppose that, at some point, 3rd party plug-in providers will create a workspace that they share with the users.
You can configure tabs to display text, image or text+image for different dock sites and also control image size in the Options/Toolbars page. Dock sites include; top or bottom, right or left sides or floating. There is also a slider that allows you to set the tab image size.
Thanks John, this is really nice.
Hope we can also have the horizontal tabs back, somehow the verticals with text are very awkward to read.
Now that your UI icons are all vector and freely scalable, here is an idea to take it to another level of customization: what if the individual toolbars or containers had their own “scale factor” for icons that is derived from the global scale? What I liked about the “old” system was that we could have a mix of bigger and small icons - currently we have a mix of 24x24 and 16x16 toolbars. Is there a way to achieve it with the new system?
Another thought: should the be a new Serengeti Sub-category just for the new UI?
The containers don’t currently resize since they can contain panels as well as toolbars which is why they get clipped when you scale the button size up. Currently this requires manually resizing the container.
Rhino 5, 6, and 7 have always had a global size for toolbar button size I’m not sure how you had a mix of button sizes? Tab images were 16 and button images defaulted to 24. The new system now lets you set the tab image size which the old system did not allow. I would have to give it some thought but my first reaction is perhaps a per container scale factor may work since a toolbar can be referenced by more than one container.
This is a low-priority UI suggestion. I wish Containers supported four tab orientations like Viewport:
When you approach a container, you pick the panel first. A right vertical orientation doesn’t make sense for a right-docked Container. You traverse the entire panel to get to step 1 (and some panels can be relatively wide).