My notebook (W540, K2100, 24GBRam, SSD, 4800qm) is in my opinion is perhaps still in the 70 percentile of notebooks, judging by the two dozen assorted notebook computers I see daily. I feel that Rhino should not lock repeatedly. During one lock, the system became unresponsive.
Can we please have a setting/option to temporarily halt the cycles renderer, when a menu dialog comes up? If that is indeed the issue. BTW, I never saw any evidence of the menu being buried.
UI-wise, I believe that there is a good chance that while the user has the menus open, they may make significant change to negate the current render state, anyway.
Respectfully, which is more useful?
1.) Calling any menu locks Rhino irrecoverably, but the rendering appears to continues for you. You lose your work and sometimes the system hangs.
2.) Rendering halts while a menu is open. You lose a few seconds.