Switching print profiles with unsaved changes

When editing profiles, users might want to switch to a different profile, while the current profile has changes that are unsaved. Ultimaker Cura has a built-in feature that prompts the user on ‘what to do with unsaved changes'.

In the following example, a ‘Normal profile’ is loaded with some user changes made:


User changes from the pre-configured profile are marked by the ‘reset button and italic font’ (6) in the printing profile. With these unsaved changes (5), the ‘Fine profile’ is selected. A pop-up appears asking what to do with my unsaved changes. There are two options:

  1. Keep (3). Keep the unsaved changes, they will be injected into the ‘fine’ profile, resulting in a ‘fine profile’ with the same modifications as performed in the previous profile
  2. Discard (4). Discard the unsaved changes, the ‘Fine’ profile will load as the protected, unchanged profile

By default, this pop-up will always show so that the user can make a decision. To prevent this popup if discarding or keeping the changes a lot, the behavior can be changed to:

  • Discard and never ask again
  • Keep and never ask again 

If changed to never ask again, the option can be re-introduced through the Preferences menu.

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