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Posted · Two utterly separate cura instances on same linux PC?

Is this easy to do? I'd like both cura instances (either the same or different cura versions) not to share their settings folder, so I can have totally separate instances in which I keep separate settings for two very different FDM printers I run. This way producing sliced files with the wrong settings for either printer should be less likely. One printer is an Ultimaker, the other is a third party machine. I am on Ubuntu and so far have one instance of cura as an appimage which works fine for the ultimaker, but I don't want to start messing with the profiles I've created in this cura instance when setting up profiles for the other printer.

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    Posted · Two utterly separate cura instances on same linux PC?

    Two different versions of Cura don't share their configuration, so if you run two different AppImage versions of Cura (eg 5.0 and 5.1), they will be independent.

     

    Note that *only* on the first run of a new version of Cura, the application will look for the configuration of older versions of Cura, make a copy of the latest version it can find and upgrade that to its own version and continue to use that. After that, no changes made in the older version will transfer to the newer version and vice versa.

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    Posted · Two utterly separate cura instances on same linux PC?

    Thank you, very helpful. Does this apply only to major version differences (4.x vs 5.x), or could the newer instance of cura I add just be the release immediately after the one I've already got, say 4.12.1 and 4.13.1? Thank you.

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