Rhino 7 WIP not distinguished from Rhino 6 on Windows taskbar

Hi. The title says it all I suppose.
Rhino 7 WIP and Rhino 6 seem to be identical to the windows task bar. So it is impossible to attache two separete icons for both programs to the taskbar, causing all sort of confusions and problems.

They are different programs on my computer and should behave as such.

Cheers, Norbert


These are the icons I have for v6 release and v7 WIP. I did install the release candidate for 6.1, not sure if it is related to that.

edit: I completely uninstalled the old v6 WIP/BETA prior to installing the released 6 product. Perhaps you need to do an install repair. Also ensure v6 got installed to a different directory than the WIP 7. The old WIP was installed under C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP, so will the new WIP. Rhino 6 should install into C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\

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It is not about the icons (although I would suggest to make them more different, because they look awfully similar on high res screens - make the WIP a different colour!)
The problerm is that when I open the v7 WIP the program window appears under my Rhino 6 icon on the taskbar.
Whatever program of the two is openend first takes over the icon.
I have not been able to attach both programs seperatly on my taskbar.

I see the problem. I have reported it as RH-43674.

Do you think that installing Rhino 6 in a different directory as you suggested is useful nevertheless?

If your v6 is installed under and WIP or BETA then yes. It will keep the next WIP (and eventually BETA) cycle separated from your v6.

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FWIW, I’m not seeing the problem here on Win7:

Ok, I will try and report back if that did anything for my initial problem as well.

And I repeat my vote for a WIP icon in a different color :smiley:

Cheers, Norbert

You can disable combining of icons on the taskbar for now. That will keep them separate on your taskbar.

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How would I do that? (maybe a dumb question, but here you go)

Right-click on the taskbar, choose Taskbar Properties..., scroll down in the settings page you are then presented until you see Combine taskbar buttons. Set to Never if you always want to get the separate icons for running apps, or When taskbar is full when you can bear that.

While that creates seperate taskbar buttons, the confusion between v6 and v7 WIP remains:
Right clicking the button leads to the same program (the one attached to the taskbar, attaching both is not possible).

Let’s see if installation repair changes this…

I am not sure I understand what attaching means here. Is it about attaching to get icons as I showed in my original reply? Or what kind of attaching do you mean?

As in attaching a button for a program to the windows taskbar.
I think windows uses the term “pin” a program to the taskbar
(sorry for the confusion, I was re-translating from my German windows 10)

Funny thing: after repeatedly pinning and unpinning v6 and v7, I now managed to pin both programs to two separate buttons on the taskbar and everything seems to work now as it should. I have no idea what solved the issue…

Now a differently coloured WIP icon and I’m a happy man…

Ok, the icons I showed in my original reply were also pinned. I would hazard a guess that is a problem on Windows’ side, not on Rhino.

The problem was that after pinning let’s say Rhino 6, opening an instance of v7 WIP would be shown under the v6 icon and for v7 only the “unpin” option was available.
I honestly don’t know what changed this behavior, but as you say, probably a glitch on the windows side…

Thank you for taking the time,

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You’re welcome.


3 posts were split to a new topic: V6 and V7 Beta both opening?

I guess because Rhino 7 is out?


WHAT?! RH7 is out?! must be a typo, right?

WTF, I can actually BUY Rhino7 now online. Full and upgrade. So I assume tomorrows update will be beta no more but SR0 instead?

this is madness!