Hi David, All,
You know the drill when working with a laptop/single monitor: a constant dance of window arranging, or double-clicking GH window bar, or alt+Tab to switch between GH/Rhino windows.
simple example of problem, trying to work on these two windows at once:
proposed solution, Grasshopper window has a gradient slider in the canvas area to let you see through it:
you can move the two sliders that define when the full opacity of the GH canvas background starts/stops
The gradient’s length can be minimized to a very quick transition, just enough to make it clear that there is some masking going on: