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Re: Auto zoom-to-fit and the symbol editor


Hi Jeff,

I think the current default is somewhat reasonable. If editing a
multi-unit part with substantially similar units, you are probably as
likely to want to keep your current zoom as reset it. And zoom reset
is a single keypress for when it isn't.

As this is likely to be one of those things which have opposing camps
based on the library in question and the workflows, having a way to
configure it seems to me uncontroversial. There is probably space for
a button, but perhaps just a prefs UI will do (and then you can have
independent zoom lock for "symbol change" and "unit change



On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 1:16 PM Jeff Young <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When picking a new symbol we zoom-to-fit it.  However, when picking a different unit of the symbol being edited we don’t.
> A user has complained about this[1].  However, it’s not clear to me on balance which would be better.  If you had a large symbol and were zoomed in on a particular area and needed to edit that area in multiple units, and auto-zoom-to-fit might be very annoying.  On the other hand, if one unit has stuff outside the bounding box of other units you might miss that.
> Opinions on which would be better?
> Cheers,
> Jeff.
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1823180
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