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Hair Strand or Strip only shows in Eevee for the viewport
Confirmed, LowPublicDESIGN


System Information
Operating system: Darwin-18.7.0-x86_64-i386-64bit 64 Bits
Graphics card: AMD Radeon Pro 560X OpenGL Engine ATI Technologies Inc. 4.1 ATI-2.11.20

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 14), branch: master, commit date: 2019-10-09 22:31, hash: rBf61a8a2abd07
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Hair Strand or Strip toggles only shows in Eevee for the viewport. If you only use Cycles you won't even know you have the option to display hair particles by thickness.
If you toggle it with Eevee enabled the settings port to Cycles though.

Event Timeline

William Reynish (billreynish) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Low.Oct 11 2019, 9:31 PM
Clément Foucault (fclem) changed the subtype of this task from "Report" to "Design".Feb 5 2020, 2:18 PM

This is a UI design issue that we still need to resolve.