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Re: Collateral effect with module editor hotkeys


The issue here is that before hotkey moving of footprints, pads, and
fotprint text fields in pcbnew was implemented, it was always possible to
right click somewhere on the footprint and select move footprint on the
menu. Now that there are some hotkeys, one cannot just point at some point
on the footprint, press M, and expect to have the footprint follow the
cursor. As pointed out earlier, very often one starts moving a pad instead
which very often is not what one wants. I think that if a pad is in the
wrong place one should edit the footprint in the module editor instead.
Nevertheless, my suggestion would be to assign M hotkey to move the
footprint (if the cursor is over a footprint), to move the parent footprint
of a pad (if the cursor is over a pad), or to move the module text field (is
the cursor is over a module text field). I can write a patch if other people
agree on this behaviour.


On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 08/30/2010 05:03 AM, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
> > The hot keys for the module editor (like M for move) are somehow
> > inherited from the main editor...
> >
> > This way with the mouse over a pad in a module hitting M causes the pad
> > to move instead of the module (which is wrong in the 99.9999% of the
> > cases...)
> >
> >
> 1) Can you tie this change in behavior to a particular patch and
> revision (with help say from the mailing list)?
> 2) Is this something that needs to be fixed or changed?
> I could use a little more clarity in the report.
> Dick
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