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Re: Layers visibility
Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...>
Mon, 08 Jun 2009 19:24:14 -0500
Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (X11/20090318)
Secondly, I would like to reinforce my thought that this dialog should
not just be thought of in terms of layer properties, but also other
object properties in the future too. It would seem much nicer to
select an object, say a via or a track or drawing and go to an "Object
Properties" tab on this dialog where one can edit the object
properties, say drill size, width, etc.
This does not work for me. I would like to call Gabriele's mock up, a
We were not talking about "this dialog".
You are indeed straying off topic.
If we confuse the issue enough, then nothing will get done.
I'd like to call it a "layer toolbox". If you want to dock it, then we
can eventually put it into wxAUI. Never, seen a layer toolbox before?
Good. That gives Gabriele license to use a tab if he wants. Because
he will be the first to ever develop one. The most common concern
before, during brainstorming, was about screen real-estate. So let's
not now be criticial of the concept of conserving screen real-estate,
or a tab, whose purpose it is to preserve screen real-estate.
My original suggestion was a layer toolbox from which you can pull up a
2nd, layer specific dialog window. So your posting, which refers to
"this dialog" is ambiguous at best.
I'm sorry if this seems to start straying off-subject. There is of
course no reason why these features can't be added in the future.
True, and that will be the easiest path, and to do so on a different
thread after the layer stuff is done.