On 19 February 2018 at 11:14, Jeff Young <j...@rokeby.ie> wrote:
>
> I was thinking we couldn’t get rid of the active library concept until we had 
> the tree browser in the left-hand side of the window.
>
> But there are actually only three clients of the active library:
>   The List All button in the Open dialog

This displays all footprints in all libraries in the library table if
an active library hasn't been selected.

>   The Save action
>   The Export Library action
>
> New Footprint already asks for a Footprint Name.  If it also asked for a 
> Library then the Save problem goes away.
>
> The Open / List All button is much faster on all libraries than it used to 
> be, and it’s a bit of a step-child to Search by Keyword and Select by Browser 
> anyway.
>
> So, I’m going to propose that we add a Library selection widget to New 
> Footprint..., Export Library... and Save As... and otherwise abandon the 
> active library concept.
>
> New Footprint… then drops to just plain New….; Save Footprint in Open 
> Library… to Save; and Save Footprint in New Library… to Save As….
>
>
> On 19 Feb 2018, at 10:30, Michael Kavanagh <mich...@michaelkavanagh.me> wrote:
>
> Hi Wayne,
>
> I believe the items you're referring to are under submenus. Please see 
> attached screenshots.
>
> If this is not good I can have a rethink.
>
> Cheers,
> Michael
>
> On 19 February 2018 at 01:56, Wayne Stambaugh <stambau...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Michael,
>>
>> I'm not sure "Library" or "Footprint" conveys much meaning to the user.
>> "Select" or "Open" should proceed them similar to other file actions
>> like "Save" and "Load".
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Wayne
>>
>> On 02/18/2018 06:18 PM, Michael Kavanagh wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > Attached is a patch to bring the Footprint Editor menu bar items in
>> > alignment with the Pcbnew one.
>> >
>> > I have also tried to clarify the "select active library", "open
>> > footprint" and various save/export options to make the menu items say
>> > what they actually do, for example:
>> >
>> >   * I've changed the "Save Active Library As..." item to "Export
>> >     Library"  because it didn't change the active library to the newly
>> >     saved one, which is standard "Save As" behaviour.
>> >   * "Load Footprint from Active Library" is now just "Open Footprint"
>> >     since you can load any footprint from any library in the table.
>> >
>> > Other than that I have just moved items around and used standard hotkeys.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Michael
>> >
>> >
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