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Whenever I copy and paste (in other programs) not intending to paste things into cura, Cura always errors the following way:

pythonw Error

Failed to get data from clipboard (error -2147221040: openClipboard failed)

I guess I could just close cura while working on other things, but... multi-tasking!

 

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While I know where this popup comes from, I cannot seem to prevent it. It's cura scanning the clipboard for Cura_profile strings. But it throws this error if the clipboard is locked at exactly the right time by another application.

(Maybe I should scrap the whole feature...)

 

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Yes, It's starting to become rather annoying... probably becasue I always have about 6 instances of Cura running on the workstation. I'll copy something for emails, etc, and get the error warning which forces the Cura error window to pop up.

 

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Yes, It's starting to become rather annoying... probably becasue I always have about 6 instances of Cura running on the workstation. I'll copy something for emails, etc, and get the error warning which forces the Cura error window to pop up.

 

A workaround can be, open "c:\program files (x86)\Cura 14.07\Cura\gui\mainWindow.py" in a simple text editor, find the lines that say:

 


#Timer set; used to check if profile is on the clipboard

self.timer = wx.Timer(self)

self.Bind(wx.EVT_TIMER, self.onTimer)

self.timer.Start(1000)

self.lastTriedClipboard = profile.getProfileString()

(Around line 268)

And delete the "self.timer.Start(1000)" line.

 

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well, it didn't work for me...

In notepad, I opened mainwindow.py and deleted the line "self.timer.Start(1000)"

When I tried to open Cura, it hangs on the blue splash screen.

Luckily, I remembered to back up mainwindow.py

What did I do wrong? Can you not use windows text editor to make those edits..

cura1

 

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Notepad might have messed something up... wordpad or notepad++ would have been a better option. As what I see in your notepad does not look like lines, but a big blob of text...

 

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OK, wordpad was much nicer. Worked like a charm, so yeah, notepad bad :)

will this also work for 14.09?

Thanks Daid

 

Yep, same code, nothing changed there.

 

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Awesome, thanks a lot Daid,

And thanks for all the hard work you guys put into Cura. I design models for customers, who often have Makerbots, so I have to load models into Makerware to test, and make sure they can print it fine, etc. I honestly don't see how makerbot owners do it.

So yeah, keep up the good work

 

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