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Re: Schematic symbol chooser clarification
Maciej Sumiński <maciej.suminski@xxxxxxx>
Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:02:36 +0100
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Thank you Kristoffer, I have just merged your patch.
On 02/08/2018 11:07 AM, kristoffer Ödmark wrote:
> Attached is a minimal patch that differs the dialog title.
> - Kristoffer
> On 2018-02-05 13:25, Marco Ciampa wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 01:10:08PM +0100, kristoffer Ödmark wrote:
>>> I just spent some time trying to "debug" a library non-issue with a EE
>>> switching from Altium for a test. He had added the libraries
>>> correctly, and
>>> they showed up. But everytime he tried adding a symbol to the
>>> schematic, no
>>> symbols was there. We sent pictures back and forth, and indeed the
>>> added, but did not show up.
>>> To make a long hassle short, turns out the shortcut "P" is used to place
>>> symbols in Altium, but to place Power symbols in kicad.
>>> This is not an issue, however, there is no indication at all that the
>>> chooser is actually filtered or limited when using the shortcut key.
>>> I think there could be benefits of adding some kind of visualization
>>> to the
>>> symbol chooser that the list is limited to only power symbols, maybe
>>> changing the window title to something like "Choose Power Symbol" or the
>>> more general term of adding the filter to the window name. Let me
>>> know what
>>> you think
>> Also when you place a power symbol, the dialog shows normal symbols in
>> the history list, and it also permits to insert these symbols even if
>> they are not power symbols... that to me seems incoherent...
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