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


Hi Seppe,

This is a very good idea. I would have merged the patch, but you need to
implement GERBER_LAYER_WIDGET::OnLayerRightClick(), as in the current
state the code does not compile.


On 09/21/2017 06:25 PM, Seppe Stas wrote:
> 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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