I found that 2 monitors was the biggest boost to my productivity with GH & Rhino. I use the software to design things for 3D printing, most of which are more vertical then horizntal, so I put the GH window on my primary monitor in landscape mode and the Rhino window on the secondary in portrait mode. I also use a short Rhino macro to autostart GH when Rhino starts. And finally, I set Windows to autostart Rhino when a GH file is double-clicked. This loads Rhin and GH with the selected fil active in GH.
Also, these are the steps I use for dealing with those situations where GH gets itself into a CPU loop. (I’ve never encountered an actual freeze - i.e., when the PC just stops, but it’s not too difficult to cause a disabled loop which can run for in indeterminate amount of time):
- Use Task Manager to end Rhino.
- Restart Rhino (which for me restarts GH as well.)
- From the GH File menu, open the Special Folders/AutoSave folder.
- Double-click the topmost file that’s listed.
That will open your current GH file at the point just before you made the change that caused the CPU loop. So don’t make that same change again, or the whole process will repeat. Do something else, then use File Save As to save your changed (and hopefully fixed) file back to it’s original location and name (or a different name if you want a new copy.)