I typically run samples at various times throughout the day on my UPLC and prefer to have a single sequence file per day. To achieve that I include a standby method with a low flow rate at the end of my samples that runs for multiple hours until I add more samples to the sequence. I have several of these in the sequence so the LC could theoretically run "indefinitely" until I add more samples.
I switch from the standby method to any newly added samples via "Instrument" >> "Set up Instrument method" and change the run time (stop time in binary pump menu) to something like 0.1 min. In the past, I would have multiple standby runs throughout the day without any issues.
However, I recently moved to a new instrument and when ending the standby method as described above via "Set up instrument method", it also changes the run time for any later standby runs in the same sequence, while previously this only changed the run time for that specific standby run.
Does there exist a setting where changing the method via "set up instrument method" during the sequence run only changes the run time of the currently running method (in this case, the standby method), but not any later runs with the same standby method?