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Re: Re: Layers visibility
Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@...>
Tue, 02 Jun 2009 10:04:26 -0400
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Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> Marco Serantoni wrote:
>> --- 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 ?
> I highly recommend a second monitor. Prices have come down and you will
> not regret it, I promise. I have 2 x 24" monitors in front of me. That
> is 48" of screen space. The cost on the 24 inch LCD monitors has come
> down significantly in the last 2 years.
> Don't count yourself out.
Now that I am officially a major share holder of GM, I plan on getting
that second monitor with my first dividend check ;)