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Posted · Request for option (UI) to divide settings into tabs

Hi guys,


It's been quite long since I switch to Cura and I like Cura, but something has been bugging me for long and I finally figure it out after someone else explained it in a video.

So cura's print setting has always been a pack of dropdown menus. It soon gets very annoying when you open the detailed settings and it gets very long.

It will help a lot if anyone can make an option to divide these settings into tabs as what other slicer does (also explained in the video).

I've seen some plugins that changes the UI (one example is SidebarGUIPlugin by fieldOfView) and I believe this should be very possible.

Also if this option is already available (or if there is a plugin that do so), please kindly inform me.


You can checkout his video at minute 3:13.



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    Posted · Request for option (UI) to divide settings into tabs

    This is a feature that has been requested a few times. Some people love the tabs, some people hate them (I've seen a fair number of people listing it as one of the reasons why they prefer Cura).

    It's possible to build this, but as you might imagine, we'd prefer not to support both options. It is possible for a plugin to do this, but it will take a reasonable amount of effort to create / maintain it. I don't think anyone did this, but if you feel like making this, feel free to ask for help! Even if we can't spend the time on doing all the work, we can provide assistance.

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