Rhino 5 splash screen is annoying

So I found a hack that works on Windows 7 if you want to open by double clicking through explorer. This works on my machine:

This requires a batch file named OpenRhinoNoSplash.bat
The batch file needs to be saved in a folder that is listed in the PATH variable ( I used “C:\Windows”)

Contents of the batch file:
rem ==============
rem start rhino without a splash screen
start “” “C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5.0 (64-bit)\System\Rhino.exe” /nosplash %1
rem =============

In regedit goto:

Do yourself a favor and export this key as a backup just in case you need to revert.

Now replace:
“C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5.0 (64-bit)\System\Rhino.exe” “%1”
(This may be different depending on your install location)

“OpenRhinoNoSplash” “%1”

Now when you double click on a Rhino Doc through explorer, it will open without the splash (you do see the quick flash of the console window)



Oh thanks for the right key. /nosplask can be added directly to the key, no bat needed:

“C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5 (64-bit)\System\Rhino.exe” “/nosplash” “%1”


Even better - nice catch!
(I see now - my mistake was not separating out that string in the reg…)

Yes! That works. Thanks a bunch!!

I appreciate the effort to make the splash screen usable. I generally like its function. BUT… until a method is found that doesn’t make rhino keep popping to the top as a file is opening while I’m trying to do other things, this splash screen is more hassle than it is worth – I keep messing things up. I’d like to ask again for a switch to turn it off in Rhino 5 without doing some crazy registry hacks, or adding /nosplash that only works when opening rhino without opening directly from a file. The splash screen is driving me nuts.

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its so simple to pass away the splash screen,I just delete that particular file from the directory of Rhino5 RhinoSplash.dll and its done…

“C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5\System\RhinoSplash.dll”


Hahahaha, what a brilliant hack.:rofl: But it works and will save me a lot of time! Awesome!

These forum “archives” really can be extremely useful !
Unacceptably slow Rhino6 startup times (30+ seconds some times) banished at the stroke of a “/nosplash” command line option.

Many thanks steveB!

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