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Re: Ratsnest options


I like that set of options. It fits in to my plan of absorbing as much as
possible from the left toolbar into the layer widget as part of my overhaul
of that part of the UI.
I also think it would be totally fine to have it *only* in the layer
widget, because we don't duplicate the other object visibility controls in

The "Show ratsnest with curved lines" checkbox fits in to Preferences (and
not the left toolbar) in my mind, because it seems like a "set and forget"
kind of setting, not one that I would toggle on and off all the time while
I'm working on a board (but maybe others disagree??)


On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 8:44 PM Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Devs-
> Currently, we have no fewer than 4 (four!) locations where the ratsnest
> display option can be toggled.  (left toolbar, view menu, preferences
> and layers widget)
> I'd like to drop that number down to 1-2.  Right now, fiddling with the
> ratsnest is, well, a ratsnest of code.  Reducing the places where you
> can set this will improve the situation.
> Right now, I'm thinking layer widget and preferences.  The layer widget
> is useful because it lets you set the color of the ratsnest in addition
> to visibility and preferences because there's some logic to it being a
> preference.
> What do folks think of consolidating these?  Like it?  Hate it?
> Indifferent?
> Thanks-
> Seth
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