Very hard to edit component / object names in Mac GH

In grasshopper on mac, the “name edit” field on active objects’ right-click menu is extremely hard to edit… sometimes you get it on the first try, and sometimes it doesn’t “take”… it usually takes me 5-6 tries. It seems to be especially difficult when the name field is empty… A minor annoyance to be sure but I would be very happy if it were fixed :slight_smile:



I’m having a difficult time reproducing this one on my machine.

At first, I thought you meant that getting the text field control to activate was difficult, but it sounds more like you are typing in some value and it…disappears? Or does the name just not update after you press enter …or?

I feel like I’m missing something obvious.

Also, some SystemInfo might be needed here, to see how our configurations are different. Do you use a mouse or the trackpad mostly?

Hi Dan. No, it’s the former: getting the text field control to activate is difficult: I have trouble getting the field to “focus” so that I can type. I click many times in the background area and even though the cursor previews as an “insert text” (image) cursor, clicking does not activate the field. I think there’s a “dead zone” along the bottom of the field… with a little more exploration, clicking at the top of the field seems to activate it consistently but clicking anywhere along the bottom doesn’t work.

Ok thanks. I’ll try to reproduce that on my end. Are you on macOS Mojave or Catalina?


Your explanation of the bug is clear. Thank you.

Try as I might, I cannot reproduce this in Rhino 5.5.5, Rhino 6.23, or RhinoWIP for V7 running on macOS 10.15.3 (latest Catalina). The main difference I can see is that you are running macOS 10.15.1, whereas I am on 10.15.3.

Can you please run the _SystemInfo command and paste that info in a reply? Maybe there’s a third-party kernel extension mucking things up.

Rhino 7 SR0 2020-2-11 (Public Build, 7.0.20042.12036, Git hash:master @ 48cb5ac032cd9ef7e52b89d30a99a259ab98b158)
License type: Educational, build 2020-02-11
License details: Cloud Zoo.  In use by: Andrew Heumann ()
Expires on: 2020-03-27

Apple Intel 64-bit macOS Version 10.15.1 (Build 19B2106) (Physical RAM: 16Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro16,1
Machine name: Andrew’s MacBook Pro
Language: en-US (MacOS default)

AMD Radeon Pro 5300M OpenGL Engine (OpenGL ver:4.1 ATI-3.2.32)

OpenGL Settings
  Safe mode: Off
  Use accelerated hardware modes: On
  Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
  Anti-alias mode: 4x
  Mip Map Filtering: Linear
  Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height
  Vendor Name: ATI Technologies Inc.
  Render version: 4.1
  Shading Language: 4.10
  Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
  Z-Buffer depth: n/a
  Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
  Total Video Memory: 4 GB
  Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
  Displays: LED Cinema Display (109dpi 1x)

Graphics processors
  Intel UHD Graphics 630 (1536 MB)
  AMD Radeon Pro 5300M (4 GB)
    LED Cinema Display (2560 x 1440)

USB devices
  Apple: composite_device
  Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Backlight
  Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Display
  Apple Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
  Apple: Headset
  Apple Inc.: Ambient Light Sensor
  Apple Inc.: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
  Apple Inc.: Apple T2 Controller

Bluetooth devices
  Broadcom: Magic Keyboard
  Apple: Apple Wireless Trackpad

Third party kernel extensions
  com.getdropbox.dropbox.kext (1.10.3) F29DD0CB-48D6-311A-9B69-E39CF775493C

Third party plugins

Rhino plugins
  /Applications/	"Snapshots"	7.0.20042.1002
  /Applications/	"Renderer Development Kit"	7.0.20042.1002
  /Applications/	"Displacement"	7.0.20042.1002
  /Applications/	"Legacy Rhino Render"	7.0.20042.1002
  /Applications/	"Commands"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Import_OBJ"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"export_xaml"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"QuadRemesh"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"export_OBJ"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"RDK_EtoUI"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Export SVG"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"MeshCommands"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Export_DAE"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"PDF Export"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"MeshUtilities"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"IGES Export Plug-in"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Import_SVG"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"BlockEdit"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Export_AMF"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Rhino Render"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Import_DST"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"PLY - Polygon File Format Export"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Import_AMF"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"RhinoCycles"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"IronPython"	7.0.20042.12036
  /Applications/	"Grasshopper"	7.0.20042.12036
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Thanks. I don’t see any red-flags. I don’t have this exact machine, but I have a similar one. I see you have a LED Cinema Display plugged in. Do you still see this bug if you are just using your laptop’s built-in display?