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Re: Proposal to change "Copy" to "Duplicate"


Hi Ruth,
thanks for your feedack. I put quite some energy in trying to fix UI
problems. I just need a little bit more time... ;-)

It would be great if your could provide clear suggestions about those
hidden functionalities.


On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 4:27 PM, <ruth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.
> Ruth
> 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
>> use.

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