Has the discussion happened before about making the canvas have a vertical option instead of left to right?
on my laptop, i keep wanting to rotate the canvas 90º so it occupies the right 1/3 of the screen with the components linking top/bottom instead of sideways… (and better yet, do so with the way GH is currently working with osx split view )
it’s not a request or anything… just curious is all.
It has been requested before, a few times in fact. However I don’t think it will happen. It would make developing any UI element for Grasshopper a lot more work and prone to mistakes. Screens are also becoming more rectangular and less square over time, meaning that if you dock GH left or right, it will occupy a roughly squaring region.
I don’t think a horizontal layout is inherently better than a vertical one (except for those people who are more comfortable reading right to left I suppose), but allowing both sounds to me like more trouble than it’s worth.
There was an interesting post about similar ideas (from Houdini) over on the GH forum yesterday. I too am quite particular to this style of drawing graphs/flow-charts. I suppose that the path of least resistance (in terms of development) might be to be simple add the capacity to rotate a component 90 degrees clockwise (making its input params be on top and output on the bottom, like Emilio also mentioned). And enabling an orthographical/rounded wire option