montressor
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Mac Version Tweaks

Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:50 am

After using the Mac version for the past months, wanted to make a few suggestions to make the experience a little more enjoyable:

- Application: shouldn't close when last window is closed, app should remain running until user selects "Quit"

- FFF Settings: autofill name of active FFF settings file, currently has to be retyped every export

- Factory File Saving: honor saved state of factory file (ie: don't ask to save when closing if nothing's changed since last save)

- FFF Settings: allow attaching filament profiles to settings file (size, mfr, plastic type, color, cost, purch date, SKU#)

- Model settings window: Do not open centered - it is guaranteed to obscure part of the model this way and this is an interactive process. Why is this a non-modal dialog anyway? Input ribbon would be better UI choice.

- Manual Support Definition window - Do not open centered: it is guaranteed to obscure part of the model this way and this is an interactive process. Why is this a non-modal dialog anyway? Input ribbon would be better UI choice.

- Machine Control Panel - display all tool heads at same time or break into separate section. Current dropdown method is non-intuitive because it assumes single extruder setup

- Machine Control Button on sidebar - second click should hide Machine Control Panel window for consistency with other tools

- Manual Support Definition window - second click should hide Machine Control Panel window for consistency with other tools

- Cross Section View window - second click should hide Machine Control Panel window for consistency with other tools

- Add keyboard command to "Preview G-Code" menu option (cmd-G?)

- Add keyboard command to "Remove Model" menu option (cmd-Delete?)

- Add keyboard command to "Prepare to Print" button (cmd-P?)

- Add keyboard command to "Exit Preview Mode" button (cmd-X?)

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jimc
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:59 am

yeah ill go along with a couple of these for sure.

#1 is good. typical mac apps never close when the window is closed. just keep it consistent with everything else mac.

i also like the second click to close windows as well as the windows opening not in the center. every time i need to drag the window out of the way. of course thats no big deal but would be nice.

laird
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:40 pm

Agree with all of this. These changes would make the app feel much more like a native Mac app.

dsegel
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:02 am

Agree, plus:

Allow deleting models with the delete key

habloIngles
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:04 pm

Some of these sound very handy

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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:09 pm

+1 from a mac user.
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:06 am

Another vote/request for #'s 5 & 6. This ticks me off to no end.

greybeard
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:39 pm

Yes to all the above. Plus the following:
  • Fix the Toolbar - once it's closed, there's not way to open it without Rebooting the app.
  • The user setting of the origin in Pref's is not retained after quitting
  • The mouse zoom and scaling goes crazy with a bluetooth mouse and the slightest touch when changing a numbered setting drives the values wild (only with this app)
  • No live preview
  • Request to enable user setting of workspace background color
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Umpa
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:41 am

The mouse zoom and scaling goes crazy with a bluetooth mouse and the slightest touch when changing a numbered setting drives the values wild (only with this app)

This is SOOOOOOO true. For a time I thought it was my mac at fault. I could not understand why the GUI seems 'sticky' with numbered values shooting off on their own. Its a REAL pain - and like toy say other programs run fine only S3D has this effect.

lintmachine
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Re: Mac Version Tweaks

Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:42 pm

The mouse scroll wheel handling in the Machine Control Panel is incredibly frustrating. I've ruined a couple of prints now by accidentally touching the mouse and changing things like the extrusion rate by huge amounts without realizing it.

I now have to be very deliberate and careful about where I leave the mouse focus while making a print. "You can never be quick, if you must be careful."

If there were an option to just disable it, I would do that. I'd rather nudge the value using the arrow keys on my keyboard or just type the value.

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