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
> 
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