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Re: Layers visibility
"Marco Serantoni" <marco.serantoni@...>
Tue, 02 Jun 2009 12:39:49 -0000
--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@...> wrote:
> While we are still in the brain storm mode, I had a few rumblings in my
> head so I thought I would weight in on this discussion. I would like to
> see a two pronged approach. A full featured implementation such as
> Dick's suggestion of a modeless dialog is great for those users that
> have more than one monitor. For those of us poor souls that have to
> work on single monitor systems, a solution that doesn't use any more
> screen real estate than necessary is preferable. Some CAD programs use
> a combobox in the main tool bar to allow changing the current working
> layer, turning layers on and off, and other minor layer settings. To
> access the full layer editing dialog, you double-click on the layer you
> wish to edit and have the full layer editing dialog open. The only real
> issue I see with this solution besides the extra coding is that using a
> modeless dialog would require keeping both the combobox and dialog
> settings synchronized.
Your poor soul seems to be in numerous companion.
So If i'vent understand bad your idea is make something simpler like a couple of toolbar buttons near the existing combo with a couple of separators and a dialog showing the status of the layers in the complex ?