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Can load Gcode panel put newest file first, by default?
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:11:52 PM »
In the open Gcode panel, files are sorted alphabetically. I'm always looking for the file with the newest date. Is there a way to configure Mach3 to sort files by date, newest first? 

I use Mach 3 with the 2010 screens on a WindowsXP Lenovo laptop.

Thanks

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Re: Can load Gcode panel put newest file first, by default?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 03:49:03 PM »
Yes,

in the file-open dialogue, click the top right hand button "view options"
select "Details"
click on the date column header

this will sort ascending or descending each click :)
Re: Can load Gcode panel put newest file first, by default?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 03:57:19 PM »
Thanks... But repetition of that process is giving me RSI!  :P

I was hoping for a way to sort by details in reverse, by default. Or at least for Mach3 to remember how I sorted files the last time I opened one.

« Last Edit: February 15, 2017, 03:59:27 PM by matthewgwheeler »

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Re: Can load Gcode panel put newest file first, by default?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 03:59:55 PM »
LOL, see what you mean :)

I tend to keep my working files on a USB stick, only the files for the jobs I'm on. Once finished they get deleted or moved to storage.

This keeps the jobs folder pretty empty.

A custom dialogue box would solve it but thats not going to happen.
Re: Can load Gcode panel put newest file first, by default?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 04:24:03 PM »
Having Mach 3 remember the sort used last time seems like an easy mod and very useful. No new dialog required. I bet the number of users who prefer alphabetical sort is zero.

Do you know where change requests can be submitted? I'm new here.

Thanks Dave.

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Re: Can load Gcode panel put newest file first, by default?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 04:29:52 PM »
It wont happen i'm afraid.

No work is being done on Mach3 any more, it was shelved some time ago.

It is what it is from now on.