suggestion: shortcut to restarting prints
When a print has been paused the "Status" on the Dashboard page changes to "Paused", written in orange.
In order to restart a print from the dashboard you need to switch to the Status page, then click restart.
Suggestion is that it would be nice to just be able to click on the Orange word "Paused" on the dashboard page in order to bring up a dialogue box "restart print? y/n"
(When I've a print paused am always in a hurry to get restarted and that seems like the most natural and direct way.)
droftarts last edited by
@r123 What firmware and DWC version are you using? Your suggestion hasn't been implemented on current version, I'm just wondering if you're using an old DWC 1.x version. The current behaviour is that DWC changes to the Status page when you have selected the file to run. During a print, there's not much point being on the Dashboard screen; you can't use the machine movement buttons, or see the job progress, which is on the Status page.
On the whole, we don't tend to use UI information elements as buttons, as it's confusing to most users. What would the button do when the status is Idle, or Busy? Having it being a button only in one state is, to my mind, not very logical.
Ah, sorry, explained something badly above.
True, if it pauses automatically because of a fault, then you will still be on the Status page as during printing. In order to manage the fault you may well then go to the Dashboard.
On the other hand, if you decided to stop the print manually you'll have done so on the Status page and then - at least in my case - I tend to switch to the Dashboard to manually move things around or to run some macros.
At least in both the cases above, once fiddling is done, one wants to get the print running ASAP at which point wanted to suggest that clicking on the Orange "Paused" would be a nice way to go.
(on I think 3.22 full package latest stable release)
droftarts last edited by
@r123 I understand. Perhaps it would be better to have the 'Job Control' palette on the Dashboard, perhaps only when a job is running, in that case. But both options are only saving one click, at the expense of the UI consistency!
If one has DWC in a regular portrait webpage format then the side bar is hidden and so there's an extra click involved to bring that up. Then one needs to remember that one's trying to click on "Status" to get to where one needs to go to start the print which is not intuitive and anyway it's hard to "find" things in that sidebar where everything looks (at first glance) "similar" and so it needs to be read line by line. At least unless one uses it really every day.
Laborious explanation but that's why I liked the idea of just clicking on the orange "print paused" on the dashboard. Though your idea of bringing job control to the dashboard when jobs are running may indeed be even better!