My list of failures in turd version 2.6.66 just keeps growing. Do the people who write this software have any experience with graphic/display interface in Windows app programming? It runs painfully slow and screen/window refreshes fail until you do something else. It appears to lock up, but it really isn’t crashing (except for the other times when it does crash when you change a simple setting), it just doesn’t know how to do things like most Windows programs do. Many annoying, non-standard things happen, for one stupid example, you enter a temperature for Pre-heat, but nothing happens when you hit the enter key after typing the temp-- you have to use the mouse to click on the Pre-heat button instead. The software designers need a course in Windows application programming. Jeez! this is annoying. Really cumbersome operation, taking much too long to get any damn thing done.
Cura Lulzbot Edition 2.6.66 Bugs and Annoyances in Windows
Why is this version so slow to start and slow in response to many actions?
With Cura running, double-clicking on an (associated) STL file in Windows Explorer causes a new instance of Cura to start instead of loading the file to the already running instance of Cura. And you have to wait a few minutes for the new instance of Cura to start. Bleh!
In the Print Monitor, typing in a temperature and hitting return does nothing – you have to type in the temperture and then click the Pre-heat button with the mouse.
Print Monitor window seems to loose focus at various times making it impossible to make entries, apparently until focus is mysteriously returned by some other action, such as switching to Print Setup and then back to the Print Monitor.
Window redraws are painfully slow, when you have to trick them into happening by pretending to do something else – often that’s the only way out.
Window redraws of the print bed don’t happen after changing the view orientation until some other action is performed, such as a right click on the window and dismissing the pop-up, then it redraws.
Refresh of windows is slow or requires other actions to make it happen, unlike every other program designed for Windows. Probably just as wonky (or worse) on a Mac or other OS. Not a Windows-display-friendly program! Very annoying!
Cura holds connection to Windows Explorer folder until closed, meaning you can’t rename the folder or do other change functions if you’ve opened a file in that folder without first closing Cura, even though you’ve closed the file. Error message says action cannot be done because the file is opened in another program, which it isn’t (Cura being the culprit).
Overall the Windows graphic interface is extremely buggy and non-standard and non-intuitive and very annoying.
Someone should have tested this version before releasing it – obviously no one did! Might be nice if it wasn’t full of bugs.
I’m still using 2.6.66 and I’ve found that most of the time when it hangs, I can un-hang it by clicking back and forth between the Print Monitor and Print Setup icons in the upper right corner of the window. The GUI needs some real basic fixing.