Window R8 disappears briefly

I was in the “visibility” window in R8 and I selected the revolve tool only to find the window disappeared briefly then came back with the command box on the screen no matter what application was open. See images.

Hi Joe -

What is the “visibility” window? Can you consistently reproduce the behavior you are seeing? If so, what are the specific steps I need to take to make that happen here?

Visibility meaning the isolation of a part of the drawing to work on it separately. In the menu bar its with the other selections like curve tools, render, etc. I have no idea how you can repeat this problem. I selected or clicked on the revolve tool and the window disappeared. This time it came back by itself but I sent other messages saying that the Rhino only came back after selecting another application then clicking in the dock at the bottom of the Mac screen the Rhino icon. Rhino did not crash but disappeared.

This problem of R8 disappearing is still present but difficult to explain. While working on my drawing I was once again in the window for isolating a part of the drawing and I moved the cursor over the different tool icons in the sidebar and there was a very brief flash on the screen of a part of my drawing. I then selected the circle tool to create a circle with three points and Rhino disappeared( this has happened with other tools as well). At the top of my screen was the Finder’s menu and at the bottom was the bottom Rhino bar(osnap, smartrack, etc.). I then clicked on the R8 icon in the “dock” and R8 reappeared.

Is no one there to address this problem? It has happened again but this time R8 did not disappear but the tool selected(Boolean split) did not work correctly. I have a cylinder and two spheres at each end and I wanted to make a concave recession in each end. Once again when passing the cursor over the tool selections in the left sidebar I got the window flash and the name of the tool selected appears in a rectangle and remains in place superposed on the other tools. When I tried to execute the Boolean split by selecting the form to split( there is a sphere at both ends of the cylinder) then the cutting object, the sphere at one end, is selected but when I tap enter both spheres are selected and only one end is cut. This seems odd but this happens when R8 is open for several hours and even if the drawing has been saved. Help please.

yes i get this when editing tools bars ,

So what is the answer ?

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I have the same issue +1
on two different macs, had it on 8.0, and get it now on 8.1

The reports in this topic seem eerily similar to those in:

At the moment, we are still trying to figure out the exact steps to reproduce this one.

Do you use a multiple display setup or just working on a single display?

My version of this problem is on a single Mac.

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My version of this problem is on a single Mac.

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Do you have multiple displays (écrans) connected to this Mac? Perhaps maybe the laptop display and an external display?

If just one, do you use the macOS Spaces feature, by chance?

Hi, nothing connected like that. I don’t what the MacOS spaces features is, where do I find that?

Thanks for confirming!

I doubt macOS Spaces is implicated here if you don’t know about it. It’s a handy feature:

Well, I still wish we could reproduce this issue. If anyone finds a set of steps, we’d love to hear from you!

M2 pro / Mac os 13.6.2(22G320) / Single screen
The same problem occurs frequently.

I think it would be good to test again using the latest 8.3 Release Candidate and let us know if the problem persists. I say this because we recently fixed:

RH-69542 Panels: Floating a container outside of virtual desktop causes container to disappear on Mac

in 8.3 and it feels related, but we can’t be sure unless until you let us know (since we can’t seem to reproduce this behavior here).

Please refer to this video.
It is a capture of the error where the screen disappears.
Error is also occurring in the latest version.

Rhino 8 (8.3.23346.14002, 2023-12-12)
Mac ventura 13.6.2
Apple M2 Pro

I haven’t had the problem with 8.3.

Thanks for disambiguating this. (It appears my initial guess that this was RH-69542 was incorrect).
This looks like something else entirely.

I cannot reproduce this, so I think it will take a little back-and-forth here to see if I can. First, can you please share your Window Layouts file…

  1. Navigate to Window > Window Layouts… > Manage Window Layouts… (or I suppose the Korean equivalent of that).
  2. In the Window Layouts dialog, select your custom Window Layout you currently have active. (If you don’t have a Window Layout saved, clck the Save button and name it).
  3. Right-click your custom layout and select Export the selected window layout
  4. Save the ByungkilKang.rhw to the Desktop and then attach it to a reply here.

I’d like to see if I can get in a state where it will do this.


@Byung_kil_Kang See my reply here:

I think this is happening only on macOS Ventura (I can reproduce it there; but not on macOS Sonoma).