Save to file as Default for removable media
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We would like the "Save to File" option to be default when removable media is inserted to the computer.

Orias created this task.Oct 11 2018, 11:25 AM
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alexei triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Oct 11 2018, 11:58 AM
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But then what's the difference between "Save to removable drive" and "Save to file"?

@Orias Are you looking to have save to file default opposed to save to removable drive when media is inserted?

Steven added a subscriber: Steven.Oct 26 2018, 12:30 PM

@karrad this ticket was made in response to the concern that if Cura always dumps the gcode file in the root directory of a USB drive this could show performance issues on the touch screen LCD if the number of files om the root directory grows very large.

@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.

@Orias Sounds good, we will get that updated before Quiver

karrad renamed this task from Consider Adding File Navigation Pop Up to Save to Removable Drive Functionality to Save to file as Default for removable media.Oct 26 2018, 1:37 PM
karrad raised the priority of this task from Wishlist to Normal.
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@victor_larchenko Would it be possible to default to the /media directory of the local station by default?

alexei added a subscriber: alexei.Mon, Nov 26, 8:59 AM

@victor_larchenko ,

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?
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alexei added a comment.Wed, Dec 5, 1:15 PM

I have reverted rU9b467f5e42c620029d44d09d9d0f2f072d783817 since it is at least non platform independent.

karrad removed victor_larchenko as the assignee of this task.Wed, Dec 5, 2:46 PM
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Going to leave this one un-assigned for now. We will need to re-test the functionality of the latest marlin to see if the 100+ file scrolling issue is still a problem.

karrad lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Fri, Dec 7, 11:27 AM