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Re: Proposal to change "Copy" to "Duplicate"
One of my earliest impressions of KiCad as a new user was confusion over
UI inconsistency: terminology, menu layouts, and shortcuts in
particular. For common actions there should be a common trigger (key,
click) with a common indication (icon, tooltip words etc). As an example
I noticed again yesterday in pcbnew, mostly you 'delete' an element,
except when you 'remove' it!
Personally, I find Command-D very handy as a duplicate action; I would
be happy to see that used whenever it made sense. However, the best
option would be to build in a keymap editor (surely there are components
for this!) so we don't need a one-size-fits-all solution.
While on the topic, it would be really good to include more actions on
the main menu: there are many things hidden in context menus that don't
need to be.
On 2017-06-16 14:54, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
Please do not use 'D'. Use Ctrl+D for duplicate. You should check the
Eeschema and Pcbnew hot key lists to make sure Ctrl+D is not already in