Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

Recommended Posts

When running multiple instances of Cura (one for each machine type for example) it would be great if the Windows Task Bar tab showed the name of the printer (or some of).  With 3-5 instances of Cura open I find I keep bouncing back and forth trying to find the machine I want.





Edited by tlhintoq
Update attached image

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Note that running multiple instances of Cura simultaneously isn't really recommended. If you make changes to settings, only the changes of in the last Cura instance you close will be stored; the rest can be overwritten. It will work in some cases (eg if you really only use a single printer configuration in each instance), but generally it is not a great idea.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I appreciate the feedback.  I"m not really worried about changes in settings on general terms.  When I slice something new and am happy with the prototype print I then save the Cura Project file which is inclusive of the model, settings and placement. 

Also... Each instance is a different machine.  So I don't have a concern for 3 instance of the same machine, with only one saving.

Which is why I often have instances open.
Slice object 1 on printer 1 - print it
Slice object 2 for printer 2 - print it
When #1 is done, make adjustments, print it

{repeat until happy}

Save the Cura project file for future use.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 114 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!