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Posted · Rename printer not working?

Hey there!  I used to be able to rename my printers, but with 4.7.1 each time I rename it reverts back to the original printer name after closing and re-opening the program. Any advice? 

 

 

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    Posted · Rename printer not working?

    What version of Cura are you running ?... Just tried this through v4.7.1 and it works fine aside from one small thing - if you rename a printer and then rename it back to what it was originally, it will automatically append the name with a numeric ( print name #2 for example ) while leaving the original name unusable. 

     

    Possible work around - if you are looking to rename the printer to change the prefix Cura attaches to file names, there's an addon on the marketplace by Ahoeben aka FieldOfView called "Custom Printjob Naming" that works beautifully. 

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    Posted · Rename printer not working?

    Forgive me for not knowing in what version I exacly fixed this, but I do know that i recently fixed an issue with this. I'm fairly sure it was fixed for 4.8.

     

    The issue was that a rename wasn't marking the machine as "dirty" (eg; needing to be saved to file again). You can still get the name to "stick" as a work around by changing the selected quality / material.

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    Posted (edited) · Rename printer not working?
    On 10/23/2020 at 3:43 AM, nallath said:

    Forgive me for not knowing in what version I exacly fixed this, but I do know that i recently fixed an issue with this. I'm fairly sure it was fixed for 4.8.

     

    The issue was that a rename wasn't marking the machine as "dirty" (eg; needing to be saved to file again). You can still get the name to "stick" as a work around by changing the selected quality / material.

    Hey Thank you nallath, I'll give it a try. --- 5 minutes later... Yep, it worked!

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    Posted · Rename printer not working?

    I had the same problem today and ran into this thread. Wow. Such a simple and random error to happen all the way in 4.7. I would have expected this in like, a beta release. I'm more curious as to how this could even happen. 

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    Posted · Rename printer not working?
    2 hours ago, thanhtacles said:

    I had the same problem today and ran into this thread. Wow. Such a simple and random error to happen all the way in 4.7. I would have expected this in like, a beta release. I'm more curious as to how this could even happen. 


    That's the thing with complex systems; It makes total sense why something is happening when you know it's going on, but it's not always easy to predict how something wil behave.

     

    In this specific case, it would mark something as dirty if you changed anything else. We simply didn't test the exact scenario of renaming a printer, make no other changes, close down cura, and then check if that was stored. We did have tests to change the name, but to speed things up a bit, it also changed other things.

     

    Once it was reported, it was easy enough to fix. Unfortunately not a whole lot people use the beta, so it's quite often that issues like this slip through.

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    Posted · Rename printer not working?

    Hello all,

     

    Did anyone find a fix to this problem? I am experiencing the same problem. I am running Cura v4.7.0 on Windows 10.

     

     

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    Posted · Rename printer not working?

    Yes the solution is 3 posts above.

    For your convenience, it is fixed in 4.8

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