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To celebrate more than 5 million downloads of my plugins, I am working on another workflow plugin: Tabbed Settings.


This plugin adds a vertical tab-bar to the custom settings list. Each settings-category has its own tab, and each tab shows all settings in that category. You can use the up- and down cursor keys to switch between tabs (after you have clicked on a tab). In this way the plugin adds an alternative to making all settings visible and having one long list to scroll through. Obviously, when the supports are turned off, it makes no sense to show support settings; this plugin does not change that.


There are two additional tabs. The first tab is almost exactly the same as the normal settings list, but it has been renamed to "Favorites". I encourage users to make an actual list of "favorite" or often-used settings for a quick overview (as the settings-list was originally intended, but that is another long discussion). These favorites use the same "visibility" profiles that Cura uses by default, and are compatible with the Setting Visibility Set Creator plugin. Start with the "Basic" set of favorites, and add other settings as you go.


The other "smart category" shows a list of settings that have been changed compared to the profile you have loaded. It is a handy view to check before you start a print. If you press the little "reset" icon next to the setting value, the value will reset and the setting will be removed from this "smart category". NB: different tabs can have different changed settings.




The plugin can be used with or without the Sidebar GUI plugin (though of course it is my humble opinion they are best enjoyed together). Here it is without the Sidebar GUI plugin:




A test-version of the plugin can be downloaded here:


Download the .curapackage file and drop it onto the buildplate as if you were opening a 3d model. Then restart Cura as instructed.


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