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Re: Ratsnest options


So I’ll be the contrary one.

First, I do agree with getting the number of access points down.

However, I find myself turning the ratsnest on and off a lot.  And the toolbar is /much/ easier than the layers palette for that.

As far as Preferences, I agree that it’s the right place for curved/straight (well, actually I’d be inclined to just offer curved, but I already lost that fight).  But why have shown/not shown in preferences?  And for that matter units and coordinates.  These aren’t really set-and-forget types of things, and the options toolbar is both easier to access and more visible for inspection.

So how about removing in/mm and polar/cartesian from Preferences (and leaving them and ratsnest on/off in the options toolbar), rather than moving ratsnest on/off to Preferences?


> On 13 Jun 2019, at 14:47, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 6/13/19 9:35 AM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
>> On 2019-06-12 22:50, Jon Evans wrote:
>>> 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 Preferences.
>> I like this even better.  Single location, placed with all view options.
>>  Anyone have objections to this idea?
>>> 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??)
>> I tend to agree with this as well.  I've placed it in the preferences
>> for now and I think removing it from the View menu and the left toolbar
>> is a good idea.  Any objections to this idea?
>> -S
> I don't have an issue with either of these.
> Wayne
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