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Re: Eeschema selection


Many options would be better than the current selection color, which as you
mentioned is not noticeable using the default color palette.

Your proposal above sounds good to me. A single color for multiple
elements, if it catches the eye, would be better than not being able to
find the highlighted element. Especially during cross-probing from Pcbnew
where the location of the schematic elements may not be known and dense
schematic can easily hide the highlight.

Candy-striping may show a selection/highlight well, but with such thin
wires in Eeschema it may not be useful. When it does work, it's often
better than a single selection/highlight color for colorblind users as well.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 4:04 PM Jeff Young <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Brightening the selection in Pcbnew works well because the background is
> dark and most of the colours are reasonably dark, so there’s a good bit of
> room to make the difference between selected and not selected noticeable.
> This is less true in Eeschema, mainly because of the white background.
> I’ve been thinking of using the magenta colour for both net highlighting
> and cross-probing, and then using the bright red we use today for
> cross-probing for selection.  This does mean that selections would no
> longer have differentiated colours within (between components, wires,
> etc.), but I think might work better than the not-very-noticeable state we
> have today.
> Thoughts?
> (I also thought about putting a yellow drop-shadow under selected items so
> that they “glowed”, but this is going to put a lot more overhead on OpenGL
> when large chunks of the schematic are selected.)
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