DWC autofill annoyance
I'm using DWC 1.21.2-dc42. If I at one time enter M42 P7 S100, then later I want to type M42 P7 S10, then the autofill feature will never let me actually enter M42 P7 S10. It will always autofill to S100 and not S10.
Even if I delete the last 0, the S100 will be highlighted in the history drop down menu, and I hit enter and it autofills! Sometimes I'm able to out-maneuver it and actually send the command I want, but its annoying. Anybody else experiencing this?
I do like that the history is being captured, but I think it would be better if one of the historical entries does not get highlighted until the up or down arrows are pressed or an entry is clicked.
gtj0 last edited by
I have tried to explain the issue but to no avail.
Oh sorry, but yes, looks like you already have implemented a fix for it. I'll download it when its released (or is it already released?).
It was definitely made less aggressive, but it's still rather insistent sometimes.
There is a newer DWC version, but the fix mentioned should already be present in the version you are using, so I'm not sure that will change it for you.
@phaedrux Ok, looks like hitting ESC to make the drop down go away will solve the issue for me (as chrishamm mentioned in the second link) . Not ideal, but at least its a workaround for now.
Personally I'd like to be able to turn it off completely as it greatly increases the chance of accidentally entered a bogus value. Midprint that could lead to a failed print or worse.
fcwilt last edited by
Indeed it is most annoying.
I haven't updated to the most recent - I hope it is "fixed".
My preference is to have it only pop up if I press the up arrow - then I could see the historical entries, and hit enter in order to select one. This is basically how Pronterface/Printrun worked and was extremely helpful for me (but it didn't have a popup window - it just autofilled one entry backwards with each arrow press).