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Cura Feature Suggestion: Highlight differences between stored profile and override values


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Posted · Cura Feature Suggestion: Highlight differences between stored profile and override values

Hello,

So, as I was looking around in Cura, trying to understand and fix some problems I had when printing, I noticed the little star in the 'Profile' menu, that tells you 'Some setting/override values are different from the values stored in the profile. Click to open profile manager.'

Which is good when you're trying to troubleshoot printing problems.

Except than, when you click to open the profile manager, all it gives you is the default values for the profile selected, it doesn't tell you which of the current values are different from the default values.

It would be very helpful to have the differences being highlighted, so we know can easily find what they are among the many settings we can change in Cura.

Thank you.

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Posted · Cura Feature Suggestion: Highlight differences between stored profile and override values

Hi, there is a little symbol which is shown next to a setting if the value has been changed. However, I find it tedious to scroll through all the settings looking for the little symbols. What I would like is to have a button that, when pressed, pops up a dialog that shows the settings that have changed and what the previous and current values are - in fact, just like the dialog you get when you try to switch profile with unsaved changes to the current profile.

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    Posted · Cura Feature Suggestion: Highlight differences between stored profile and override values

    That would also be a quite good idea, and it would make it so much easier to find out what was changed.

    Or, if we have to keep the scrolling, at least make the changes pop much more, since the little symbol is just barely noticeable. Highlight the changes in red or something, for example.

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    Posted · Cura Feature Suggestion: Highlight differences between stored profile and override values

    I would love to see this also. Like @burtoogle mentioned, there is the little refresh icon that appears next to all the settings you have altered - you just have to show all settings, expand all the groups and skim over them to find them all.

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    It would be nice to be able to filter down to just those that were changed, or show the list on that Save Project popup.

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    Posted · Cura Feature Suggestion: Highlight differences between stored profile and override values

    Feature already exists.  Click on this star (circled).  Then click on the italicized profile.  Then all the differences are shown.  You have to click on the "extruder 1" tab to see some of them.

     

    It seems kind of buggy.  I"m sure there is a reason it doesn't always show you the "before" value but it certainly shows you which settings were changed and what their current value is (and sometimes what it was).

     

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    Posted · Cura Feature Suggestion: Highlight differences between stored profile and override values

    You may also be interested in the Tabbed Settings plugin (available from the Marketplace). It has a "smart catergory" which shows the settings that have a different value than the currently selected profile:

    https://content.invisioncic.com/ultimake/monthly_2023_04/image.png.b72e04d441beae55a0e1783473a4e94f.png

     

    For more information, see this thread:

     

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