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Re: [PATCH] Right click option to change layer and render color


PS. The tooltip that is supposed to be shown when hovering over the color
swatch does not work on macOS, explaining why I didn't figure out the
double click method.

2017-09-21 18:25 GMT+02:00 Seppe Stas <seppestas@xxxxxxxxx>:

> This patch makes it possible to change the color of layers and render
> options using the right click menu. See attached picture:
> [image: Inline afbeelding 1]
> The motivation for this is the current "double left click / middle click"
> being somewhat obscure. I've been using KiCad for over 2 years and recently
> found out about the double click method by looking at KiCad's source code
> (I stumbled on the middle mouse button method earlier). At one point I even
> borrowed a mouse from my colleague to change layer colors when I needed to
> open a 6 layer board since I typically use a trackpad without a middle
> mouse button. My colleagues, most of whom have been using KiCad for longer
> than me, didn't even know changing the layer/render color is possible.
> Being able to change properties of a selected item using the right mouse
> button is a lot more common in modern GUI applications and is more
> consistent with how the rest of pcbnew works.
> Greetings
> Seppe Stas

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