We would like the "Save to File" option to be default when removable media is inserted to the computer.
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- rUc35cdf868d4a: T4064: changed default save path for firs saving time
rUbd6e9e4f33a2: Revert "T4064: changed default save to file path"
rU9b467f5e42c6: T4064: changed default save to file path
rU54180fb8c4c4: T4064: Changed save to file priority
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- rU9b467f5e42c6: T4064: changed default save to file path
@Steven Agreed, however this specific ticket is requesting a functionality that is already within Cura LE.
Right now, when removable media is inserted the program will default to "save to removeable drive" which will dump the gcode to root.
You can also hit the drop down to "save to file" which will allow for file navigation, and prevent build up in the root directory.
Just not sure if we want to change default behavior to "save to file" or I am missing something from the request.
IMO, changing the default behavior to "save to file" could encourage better file organization (if we have the documentation written with folders in mind) instead of dumping to root by default.
Additionally, "save to removable drive" doesn't prompt to select the location, which matters if you have more than one drive plugged in. "save to file" would require user action to place the file in the desired location/drive.
rU9b467f5e42c620029d44d09d9d0f2f072d783817 is more than questionable, what if user do not want to save file to /media directory by default, but instead to the directory where the file was last read from or saved to?
Reminder For tickets like this please commit to the ticket branch instead of the master branch.
I just put 30 files on the USB drive and they were 4.2MB per file. It seems like there is a slight delay (a second or less) when cycling between the 4 screens worth of files on the LCD screen. 50 of the same files gives a delay of about 3 seconds. 70 gives a delay of about 5-6 seconds and for some odd reason the screen flashed and the z axis homed itself when pressing the USB drive button.
When I put 100 files on the USB stick, and select USB Drive, it flashed the LCD screen and auto homed the z axis again and beeped at me, but didn't load into the USB stick. When I tried it a second time, same results. I will leave the USB drive in the Quiver on my desk with all the files on it, in case anyone wants to test it as well, without having to go through loading 100 files on the stick.
I also put a clear zip tie on the USB stick as a means of marking it, just in case things move around.
Testing in folders:
20 in one folder is slight delay when scrolling between pages
40 in one folder is about a 1 second delay swapping between pages
60 in folder is about a 3 second delay.
After going back and testing the folders with all three on there, it has slightly increased the delay in the 20 and 40 folders.
Not sure how many we would like to recommend, but limiting to 100 gcode files in folders of no more than 20 each seems like a good starting point.
@victor_larchenko Would we be able to set this up so the first time a file is sliced, it will default to save to file. Then if a second file is saved, can we default to that same location? This would then be cleared when the program is restarted.