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Development => Suggestions for the Arduino Project => Topic started by: uCHobby on Feb 07, 2011, 03:53 am

Title: Serial Monitor Suggestion - Automatic close and reopen
Post by: uCHobby on Feb 07, 2011, 03:53 am
Currently if you have the serial window open, when you start the boot load process the window closes.

Would be nice if it just closed the serial connection, maybe with a message about the boot load process, then automatically reconnected when the boot load process completes.

It should be very easy to just reopen the window, or even make it a user option to always open the monitor window after a boot load.
Title: Re: Serial Monitor Suggestion - Automatic close and reopen
Post by: graynomad on Feb 07, 2011, 04:44 am
I think that's a good idea, after all if you're using the monitor before a compile/upload then you almost certainly want to use it after.

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Rob
Title: Re: Serial Monitor Suggestion - Automatic close and reopen
Post by: mmcp42 on Feb 07, 2011, 07:34 pm
yup
and it's surprisingly easy to start the monitor just too late!
Title: Re: Serial Monitor Suggestion - Automatic close and reopen
Post by: 3dprinter on Feb 10, 2011, 11:46 pm
The suggestion / enhancment request to do a "Upload&open monitor" as a single button has been around for a long time.... cant find the one request I'm thinking of at the moment, but here is a similar one (http://code.google.com/p/arduino/issues/detail?id=311&can=7&start=100), and it is marked WontFix. Whether it is the window opening or the checkbox that is "wrong" is not clear.
Title: Re: Serial Monitor Suggestion - Automatic close and reopen
Post by: retrolefty on Feb 11, 2011, 04:52 am
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yup
and it's surprisingly easy to start the monitor just too late!


Too late for what? As opening the serial monitor causes a board reset which restarts the sketch, it's hard to be too late to miss anything the board might be sending?

Lefty