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Profile Management Suggestion

Glenn Depp
Glenn Depp Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
For those of us with many profiles containing slice info for frequencies I think it would be a new valuable inclusion to be able to sort those into groups.  Kind of like folder management.  Being able to make a folder in the Profile Manager so someone can quickly locate the profile they are looking for would be a nice to have addition.  I have many profiles, some include 1, 2, 3, or 4 slices to be open.  I use multiple slices periodically in SmartSDR, but I also need to have 3 or less so I am able to utilize my Maestro as well.  Just believe being able to group profiles into something like folders would be helpful.
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  • VE3DZP
    VE3DZP Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    I have over fifty profiles. When I make a new one I start with the band :eg "20M_ssb" or say "40M_ft8". As result they automatically are put in order. You might try that until your wish comes true.
  • K2KXK
    K2KXK Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Another, more flexible option is just to make your own group and prefix each name with that group.  For example A - Day Phone, A- Day CW, B- Night Digital, etc.  These will sort together into "groups"
  • Joe - KC2TN
    Joe - KC2TN Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    I had posted this over on the FB Flex Enthusiasts site but for got to post here. 
    I'm with you on a need for a more robust Profile management tool. I understand it's being worked on.

    Profiles seem to be the established method to get the proper settings configured for each Band/Mode you change to without having to reset several parameters each tome you change bands/mode. With ALL the various bands, modes, power requirements, mic's, contesting setups, equipment variations, etc, etc, etc, you can see why something is needed. These combinations can cause a really long list of selections to accumulate.

    Rather than have a separate menu item that you need to select and then search through this potentially long list of selections; perhaps as you rollover a "band button" with your mouse, a pop-up  menu with a short list of the appropriate modes listed would appear. This may be a better selection process.

    You can still have the profiles menu to create your profiles to select from, but a modified selection process might be easier and quicker.

    Also, the profiles menu needs to be in a directory format with renaming, sorting and/or collapsing capability.

    If this Profiles Auto-save feature is going to persist, and I'm forced to create Default (or Golden) profiles, then I'd like to see a way to hide them until needed. or just use a RESET button to restore the last used profile to it's default.
  • Glenn Depp
    Glenn Depp Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    I do already have an order to how I label each profile.  It does "help" to keep them organized but I too have a long list as I do not only use radio for Amateur Use.
  • Glenn Depp
    Glenn Depp Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Groups dont help the long listing we generate over time.  Just make an organization of a long list.
  • Has Flex commented if this is being considered or in the works? I have come to rely on profiles but as others have commented, the list is very long. Yes, you can begin each name with a band number but that still results in a VERY long list. It really would be nice to have folders labeled with the band or application. That would neaten things up and speed up selections. Jim KD1I

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