Turn off splash screen


Not sure if this is already implemented but will there be a possibility to turn off the splash screen in V6? I almost never use it and find it rather annoying than useful.
I now even ran into a fucked up situation where I tried opening a file with Rhino 5, Rhino crashed while the splash screen was active and there was no way to get rid of the Rhino window. Every time I tried to force close it using control panel there was a window popping up saying Rhino is not responding and asking me to press “OK” to close it. But that window was BEHIND that splash window so I couldn’t press the OK button nor move the window. I had to save and close all other work I was doing, with that splash screen still in the front, and reboot.

(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #2

Make a shortcut to the program (if there isn’t already), then open up the properties for that link. In the command-line add /nosplash at the end as an argument for the program.


Forgive my lack of knowledge but is it possible to create shortcuts to the program on the taskbar in the bottom? I don’t use the desktop screen really.

(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #4

Once WIP is installed you can right-click on the entry in the main menu. Select Pin to Taskbar. Once you have done that you can right-click the new taskbar entry, edit its properties to set the option.

I have it set up like that exactly (:



is it WIP only or in V5 also the trick would work?

(Menno Deij - van Rijswijk) #6

v5 has the same command line option.

(John Brock) #7

Like this:


great to know, thanks!

(Miguel Villegas Ballesta) #9

And to avoid the splash screen when you open a file?

(John Brock) #10

I’m not aware of a way to pass a command line argument through Windows File Association. This “/nosplash” command line argument only works on shortcuts.

Also, when you install a new WIP, the shortcut is replaced wo you will need to add the command line argument after each time the shortcut is replaced.

(Menno Deij - van Rijswijk) #11

It is possible to create a sendto: shortcut that includes the /nosplash parameter. Then you can select “Send To Rhino” from the context menu and it will open the file without showing the splash screen. Peruse google for details on creating a sendto: shortcut :wink:

Also, I think if you put the shortcut on the Desktop and drop a 3dm file on the shortcut icon, it will open without the splash screen if the shortcut has the /nosplash option.


Surely at this point it could just be a setting in the options…


+1 - seems like it would solve it all nicely.


It’s not only when opening files in explorer, it’s also a problem when right-clicking the taskbar icon (for Rhino) and selecting a file, then there’s also no option to use /nosplash

// Rolf