Hi, yes I choose a COM Port and the Laser window updates to say “Ready” after about 3 seconds, but the Console section continues to show “Waiting for connection…”. No matter how long I wait, or how many times I disconnect and reconnect my USB cord from the laser to the laptop, or how many times I try reselecting the device from the Devices drop-down, it never shows the typical verbiage about it connecting and “Ok”. I have tried the update twice, and each time the only thing that resolves it is reverting to version 0.9.16.
I clicked the link you provided and it says, “As long as your laser is connected to the same communication port, LightBurn will reconnect when you re-start. If you reboot your computer, or plug the controller into a different USB port, you might need to re-select it.” This hasn’t been working for me for several months though. What I mean is that I can be connected and using the laser, finish my job, close Lightburn and leave everything plugged in exactly how it was, open Lightburn back up just a few minutes later, and the Console section is stuck on “Waiting for connection” even though the Devices section shows the correct device and COM Port. I have to manually cause it to connect by right-clicking the Devices button, or selecting “(Choose)” in the COM Port drop-down and then re-selecting the COM Port that was already showing when I started Lightburn up.
I’m only sharing this additional issue in case it helps pinpoint what might have changed to cause the communication issue with later versions.