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Re: One more quick plug for reducing "Clarify Selection" dialogs
I'm not sure what a heat of 22 even means? I don't see any comments or
suggestions in the bug report where lots of devs and/or users gave it a
big thumbs up. I'm talking about getting some input on the concept and
testing on a patch from other devs and users. I can't remember, did you
supply a patch for this? I don't see one on the bug report. I need to
review and test it at a minimum.
On 1/9/2018 10:39 AM, Jeff Young wrote:
> Hi Wayne,
> Well, the bug has a heat of 22, so it’s definitely not just me. ;)
> My change doesn’t alter the dragging or selecting behaviour. All it
> does is keep an extraneous “Clarify Selection” menu from coming up
> (which I think all our users would consider a bug). What we currently
> do in these situations is akin to popping up a “Clarify Selection” menu
> with one item in it every time you click on a unambiguous item.
> In the corner case all my change does is prevent us from asking: do you
> want to drag the corner of a and b, or do you want to drag the corner of
> b and a, when in fact the two have identical semantics). Everything
> after the menu (no matter which item you click) is exactly the same.
> Same with U and I. My change has no effect on what is selected, it just
> keeps us from asking: do you want to select the trivial connection
> containing a or do you want to select the trivial connection containing
> b, when in fact both a and b are on the /same/ trivial connection.
> Again, everything after the menu (no matter which item you click) is
> exactly the same.
>> On 9 Jan 2018, at 15:27, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx
>> <mailto:stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>> Have actually confirmed that this is the desired behavior for this
>> outside of you own objectives? I'm not saying that this is or isn't a
>> good idea but I personally don't drag trace corners around so I'm not
>> sure what the appropriate behavior should be. You should get comments
>> from the dev list and users before you make a change like this. As far
>> as pushing this to the dev repo, if it's not too invasive I will
>> consider it. If it is a large change set, I would prefer that we hold
>> off until after the stable release.
>> On 1/8/2018 5:49 AM, Jeff Young wrote:
>>> Wayne, if I could get you to don that old project manager’s hat one
>>> more time:
>>> If we’re still weeks out from declaring an RC, I wanted to make one
>>> more plug for getting rid of the Clarify Selection dialog when
>>> dragging corners or using ‘U’ or ‘I’ over a corner.
>>> While it’s marked Wishlist, it seriously impacts productivity when
>>> editing tracks, and I think most users would consider it a bug
>>> (particularly in the corner case when dragging the corner is clearly
>>> moving both the tracks listed in the Clarify Selection menu).
>>> I’ve been running the patch for about a week now with no issues.
>>>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1708869
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