You can change the name of your ftdi serial connection with a little bit of magic that piotr whipped up. That means that you can have multiple machines connected and give them logical names. In this example I changed mine from the random character string to PRUSAG6.
All of the info is from dangerous prototypes
This shows the app after I selected my gen6 serial connection and hit read
This is what I changed it to. You can’t give it any more characters than I did.
After a restart, my pronterface clearly shows me which serial port I should be using! It’s not a huge thing, but it does help to take a minor annoyance away. When I have two machines hooked up it will be a godsend though.
Note: this won’t work with an UNO, because it uses a different chip.