Request > space bar in GH

That’s just to make you pronounce it in a posh British accent.

The important thing is not spelling, it’s historical accuracy! :joy:

I installed Rhino 6.3 and was a bit puzzled about the space bar reassignment. I personally really liked having the wheel menu available from the keyboard. Is there a new shortcut (e.g. Ctrl + Space) to replace it or the wheel menu now triggered only via mouse only?

You can revert to the old behaviour by editing the settings xml file at %appdata%\Grasshopper\grasshopper_kernel.xml. Change this line:

<item name="Canvas:SpaceIsRadial" type_name="gh_bool" type_code="1">false</item>

to this:

<item name="Canvas:SpaceIsRadial" type_name="gh_bool" type_code="1">true</item>

There is no alternate keyboard shortcut at the moment.


Hi David, thanks for the update, any chance to consider this please

If it concerns the Mac version then @dan is in charge. But note that we have no easy ways of releasing updates of GH for Mac.

There will be in the next Rhino6 release. Ctrl + Space will always show the radial menu, Space is dependent on the xml value.


Thanks for the quick response, my request is for windows, to allow backspace key as delete shortcut.
Rhino already solved this since V5, I’m talking about windows users on a Mac machine.


Ah right. Get it now.

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Superb. Thankyou :wink:

So, this fix could be considered?

I don’t like this new behaviour. I very much prefer the old one where more than one option was available under hitting the space bar (baking!).
How can I get it back? Is is optional?

Yes you can get it back, see my earlier post in this discussion:

Also note that Ctrl+Space still brings up the radial menu.

Is it possible to bring it as an option in menu without messing in xml file?


I’m not getting the radial menu by using Ctrl + Space. Is this option removed in the current Rhino 6? The radial menu was one of my favorites…

Ctrl + Middle mouse button brings back the radial menu. I find a new space bar shortcut more efficient on my second thought. I guess I’ll give it a try.

If you wish to use new Ctrl+Space shortcut, install most rescent SR4 Release Candidate…

Thanks Hyungsoo! Good to see you again here.


So that is one thing that I do not see here.