V6 and V7 Beta Taskbar Shortcut Jumble

Apologies for reviving this, but I’m having the issue getting set up on a new laptop. I believe I had this same issue the last time I changed to a new system as well. Some symptoms:

Rhino 6 and Beta will open on the same taskbar icon. This is with no shortcuts pinned and Rhino 6 launched first:

This is with no shortcuts pinned and Rhino Beta launched first:

Rhino 6 will open a new taskbar icon despite being pinned to the taskbar:

And Rhino Beta will launch into this:

And with both pinned to the taskbar, Rhino Beta will launch into the pinned Rhino 6 shortcut:

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These are my versions:

Rhino Version 6 SR31 (6.31.20308.11001, 11/03/2020)
Rhino BETA (7.0.20309.6003, 04-11-2020)
Windows 10 Enterprise Version 2004 OS build 19041.572

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Adding to the mystery:

The naming and properties of these pinned shortcuts are all jumbled:

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Windows associates taskbar entries on the file name, not the full path. It caches the application description according to the exe name, so it is kind of pot luck which you get, but once you get one you are stuck with it until the cache refreshes (sorry, I don’t know what triggers a refresh).

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Split to new topic.

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Thanks, we’ve noticed this as well and have an internal ticket issued for it that is not publicly visible as it contains customer info but the item is this one. RH-61086 We’re hoping it was resolved and only affected one or two of the builds that went out at some point in early to mid October but we can’t prove that just yet.

You’ll need to uninstall v6 and reinstall it in order to fix all of the registry plundering it caused. If you continue to see this behavior please notify me so I can add you to the ticket and we can dig deeper.


Cheers Trav, I’m gonna try this when I’m back in the office and update you here.

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Yes, I’ve been having the same issue for over a year. At some point in the past Rhino 6 has confused itself with Rhino WIP and now Rhino Beta in the taskbar. It’s very annoying as I often have both apps open for different projects but they are listed as all Rhino 6 and not Rhino Beta in the Taskbar. In the image below of my taskbar I have two version of Rhino Beta open and none of Rhino 6 but it shows the opposite. I guess I’ll reinstall Rhino 6 as suggested.


Desktop icon tooltips for drag and drop file opening are also fun…

But I think this is a Windows thing.

the icon situation is something I wanted to complain about for a very long time. let’s do this now. the icon situation is bad :frowning:

Just to report that the recently released version 8 wip doesn’t show as its own taskbar icon either.
I now have instances of Rhino 6, 7 and 8 all showing together under my pinned Rhino 7 taskbar icon.
Let’s call it consistency.
No honestly, please fix this.

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Dear McNeel team,

Is there any update on that one?

I have all the icons displayed correctly.

That is not the problem, I have all icons displayed on the taskbar too.
Try opening instances of version 6, 7 and 8 wip.
Which icon do these instances show up under?
For me it is allways the Rhino 7 taskbar icon for all versions which is very annoying.

Maybe you’re not tuned to your taste for the taskbar?

Maybe I, as many others, have my reasons to not setup the taskbar this way.
And even if I don’t group taskbar items Rhino 6 instances take over the Rhino 7 icon (changing it to vers 6 icon, strangely) and only when another rhino 7 instance is opened the icons are displayed correctly.

Anyway the problem is: when grouping taskbar icons version 6, 7 and 8 wip show all up under the version 7 icon.

Grouped to the versions of the file that first launched, and group their Windows OS.
The first launched Rhino 6.

Rhino 8 WIP was the first to launch.

Grouping in Windows is off:

The instances should show under the respective pinned icons to the left (not under a separate icon), at least that is how it works on my computer.

Anyway, good that it works for you.
It doesn’t for me (and for many others) though.