I just started an engrave and cut that I spent all day designing that will take 2-1\2 hours plus cooling off time to accomplish and some friends rarely seen call and ask us to go to dinner with them. I rarely leave the house much less have 2+ hour cuts so this is a rare annoyance but I would guess others would have the issue more frequently.
It would be very nice if there was a pause button that the Glowforge would start again where it left off. I suppose as it is supposed to do this in event of a power failure I could just throw the breaker or unplug it but it would be far far better if there was an actual pause button or stop button, or even if the actual button that is not doing any thing else could be a pause if hit once and a cancel if hit again while it is cutting.
Failing that perhaps an explanation why that would not be feasible?
I end up canceling the cut often by lifting the lid but that is definitely a kludge.