Thank you John. Is there an old, long thread somewhere I missed where this issue was acknowledged by everyone and summarily dismissed as not important?
I understand the underlying reason for this feature was to prevent the ‘last closed rhino wins’ behavior. But this really seems like more of a hobbling. One of the most powerful features of Rhino IMHO is its ability to run multiple instances. This is how I use the program on a regular basis in the art and design fabrication field. I know we can still use it in this way but now have to add another workaround to a problem I didn’t need fixing. Making new separate unique display settings that I will have to use in each instance of Rhino is, in a word, taxing. Like any good Rhino user I’m routinely switching between multiple display settings in each instance; I run 4-10 instances at a time. Having to setup even 4 versions EACH of shaded, ghosted, wireframe, xray and rendered means dozes of extra display settings to create and sort through… UGH!
Is there any chance of adding a setting/check box that would isolate the display settings during an instance’s session? This would let a user change the settings all they want in that instance, then when closing, the choice would be given to keep that instance’s settings or discard the changes.