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Re: Patch to fix a boundary box bug
Brian Sidebotham <brian.sidebotham@...>
Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:37:39 +0000
> Your patch could be used a temporary fix until a complete solution as
> Dick suggested is implemented. I changed this because I was tired of
> accidentally moving the field value when I thought I was selecting the
> component. The old behavior made fields a separate item from the
> component. This was especially annoying on small components like
> resistors and capacitors where the value and reference fields are close
> to the body of the component. I failed to take into account the fact
> that some people use lots of hidden fields with long strings. I still
> think checking for all objects at a given coordinate like pcbnew does is
> the way to go. Even if an object is not visible, it still gives the
> user an indication that there is an object at that location.
I did not think of people using the hotkey to move a component
actually; I always right click to select move. From the context menu
if you are over a component field you get the context menu options for
moving the field or the component.
With this patch you can still press M over a component field and the
component will move instead of the field, and I agree that's probably
how it should be for now.
The selection clarification would definitely be great to have.