Hi Wayne, These are seemingly minor details, but this is what improves the user experience, a really important factor in our case. I raise both hands voting for the changes, we need more such changes in KiCad.
Regards, Orson On 10/18/2016 08:49 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote: > While cleaning up the component library object as part of my schematic > I/O plugin work, I ran into some oddities with the component library > browser that I want to clean up. Before I make the changes, I would > like to be sure no one objects to them. > > The first time the viewer is displayed, no library or component are > selected. Clicking the next or previous toolbar buttons opens a select > library dialog. Once a library is selected, another dialog box is > opened asking the user to select a component from the library selected > in the first dialog. This seem a bit excessive to me. I want to just > select the first library and the first component in that library the > first time the main window is initialized so the next and previous > buttons just scroll down through the list of components. > > There is a select library and a select component toolbar buttons that do > nothing but show the same list of libraries and components shown in the > library and component panes of the main window. This seems redundant to > me. Why would you bother to open a dialog to select a library or > component when you can just select them from the main window? What I > would like to do is replace these two list dialogs with our component > selector dialog complete with type ahead find and all of it's searching > goodness. This way you get both the library and component selected in a > single dialog. > > The up and down arrow key selection in the library and component list > panes does not wrap past the end of the list. However, using the next > and previous component button does wrap in the component selection pane. > I'm thinking the behavior should be the same whether you use the > toolbar buttons or the arrow keys. I prefer the wrapping myself but > changing the wxListBox behavior may require more work than I want to > commit to so I'm leaning in no wrapping direction. > > If anyone objects to these changes, speak now or forever hold your peace. > > Cheers, > > Wayne > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp >
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