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"Plug Now" feature to select the serial port automatically #83

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sgk commented May 17, 2012

The common headache of almost all Arduino teacher is to teach about selecting the correct serial port. You may want to teach about the Windows "Device Manager" or to open/close the serial port menu while plugging Arduino.

Here is the solution. You will find the new menu item "Plug Now..." in the "Tools"->"Serial Port" submenu. Click the "Plug Now..." menu item, a dialog appears, plug your Arduino to PC, wait a few seconds, just click "OK". This selects the correct serial port.

This page says "+1,558 additions -1,403 deletions". These large numbers are by the mess in the language files. The actual patch is only "+91 lines -10 lines".

Pre-compiled binaries available here:

Patch to automatically select the serial port.
Select serial port which is just connected while a 'Plug Now' Dialog is
open. You don't have to worry any more when teaching your students to
select the correct serial port.

@sgk sgk closed this May 18, 2012

@sgk sgk reopened this May 18, 2012


sgk commented May 18, 2012

Sorry! The above "closed" is by an accident.

The dialog should be like this.

sgk added some commits May 17, 2012

Just after running "./i18n_update.sh"
This commit is just after running the "./i18n_update.sh" tool to reflect
the changes in "Editor.java".
Japanese translation for the new strings.
for the new strings added for the 'Plug Now' feature.

@damellis damellis closed this May 18, 2012


sgk commented May 19, 2012

I don't think this is "Closed".

tbowmo pushed a commit to tbowmo/Arduino that referenced this pull request Jul 14, 2016

Merge pull request #83 from mapnull/hotfix-mqtt_openhab
fix multiple mqtt clients with openhab
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