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Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

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Posted (edited) · Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

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.

 

 

 

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Posted · Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

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.

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Posted · Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

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.

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Posted · Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

How about, instead of showing the selected printer name, it shows the current job name? With the printer prefix, it "sort of" includes the printer name too. And it is mostly how other applications behave.

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Posted · Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

Where would this "job name" come from?  Say I have 10 different models on the bed... 4 of them are called "body"... 2 are called "test" {...}  So... where does "job name" come from?

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Posted · Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

The jobname is normally derived from the first loaded object. But you can manually change it (lower left corner in Cura 4, lower right of the viewport in 3.x).

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Posted · Feature Request - Printer name in Task bar tab

Yeah - That could work - For me anyway.  I won't try to speak for everyone.

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