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  1. Hi Priddy, I don't use Cura Connect (exactly for reasons like this that make simple hardware connections much easier to manage). I suppose I could have tried just removing the USB stick. I ended up doing a factory reset, which solved the initial problem, but then while loading the materials in the UM3's system, it kept throwing errors that there were "too many materials" and then when I tried to manually select a material, it kept bucking me back to the "too many materials" error screen. Again, each of these screens only had one option to continue, no "cancel" or "back" option. I had to unroll each spool so that the NFC chips were 2' away from the machine, then bring only the one I was loading close, then back again. Is there a way to just turn off the NFC? Buggy features are worse than no features. I couldn't find a simple way to do this in the machine settings.
  2. I started a print but noticed nothing was coming out of the nozzle, so I aborted to troubleshoot. Every time I try to do something (I'm trying to move material through the nozzle to check it), the printer just re-starts the print, right as I am trying to do something else. I restarted the printer several times, went to Material>Move, but over and over, the printer just randomly tries to re-start the print in the middle of heating the nozzle to move material. Of course my first question is: what is going on and how do I stop it? My second question is: why are there so many screens that only offer one option? I feel like there should always be a "back" or "cancel" option, but frequently during troubleshooting or setup steps, the only clickable option on the screen is "continue". As far as I can tell, the only other option here is to cut power to the printer, which seems inelegant at best and harmful at worst. What's the deal with this? Thanks!
  3. Hi kmanstudios, Agree absolutely. I was frustrated with the software doing something so inexplicable, and surprised that there wasn't an explanation easily found. I apologized to gr5, I can only imagine how much thankless work goes into moderating here. Thanks for your comment!
  4. Hey gr5! Aww now I feel like a prick. Sorry for the snark. Impatience got the best of me. I'll go back and edit my reply to focus on the solution. Thanks!
  5. Well, I tinkered through the software long enough to figure it out. It's the "prime tower" in Custom Settings. It must be a new feature, I have no idea why it is so opaque and enabled by default with no information on mouseover or at least selectable, but whatever, now I know. Hopefully other people with the same issue will find this and it could help them. Edited for politeness
  6. Adding objects to a project in Cura, I notice a circular "shadow" in the corner. The object only becomes visible in X-ray view, it is a cylinder of mixed primary/support material. I have no idea how it got there or why it is there. I cleared the plate and started over. It's still there. I can't select it or delete it. If I turn off Support material, it goes away. It appears as soon as I bring a model onto the build plate, disappears when I clear the plate. I tried updating/restarting Cura, it's still there. Any ideas what the heck this thing is and how to get rid of it? Screenshot below. Using Cura 3.4.1
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