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Posted · Cura 2.1.2 Dragging in STL files

HI all;

It seems like the new version of Cura doesn't support dragging and dropping in STL files. This works in 15.04.5 and is basically a necessary feature. Having to use the open dialog box is such a slow down and inconvenience, particularly when files are downloaded in Chrome or in a Zip. I can't just drag them into Cura anymore.

Please fix!!


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    Posted · Cura 2.1.2 Dragging in STL files

    I can drag 'n drop .stl files into Cura 2.1.2.

    Did you associate .stl files with Cura 2.1.2?

    In Windows, you can right-click on any .stl file and select Properties, then on the General tab see what "Opens With" shows as the associated program. Click the Change button to change it to Cura.

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    Posted · Cura 2.1.2 Dragging in STL files

    This is a (somewhat) known issue, that only happens on the first run of Cura on Windows.

    What happens on Windows is that the installer must run as "elevated" (admin) user. When it runs Cura after installation, Cura is also ran as elevated user, and that breaks dragging files from the desktop. If you run Cura normally, dropping files should work.

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