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Re: Can't see references - V5.99 what am I doing wrong?


I just find it unclear at the moment and thought I'd mention it.

As Jon says things will change before release so I'll wait till then.

On 2020-10-14 11:12 a.m., Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:

I sympathise with the issue. How about the 'hidden' state is like the current hidden icon but about 1/2 the current height, so almost a horizontal line?


On 14/10/2020 16:05, Brian Piccioni wrote:

Perhaps eye / no eye?

The thing is, the difference between on and off is eyelashes + contrast. Depending on the display that can be pretty hard to differentiate.

On 2020-10-14 11:00 a.m., Jon Evans wrote:
> FWIW, I find the "open eye", "closed eye" a bit hard to differentiate. I'd prefer something like an X or check mark.

The icons are being tweaked before release.  The problem with the checkboxes is that they look different on every platform and it's not as clear that they are visibility controls -- normally checkboxes are for enabling/disabling things.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 10:57 AM Ian McInerney <Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx <mailto:Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 3:52 PM Jon Evans <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    <mailto:jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

        "Footprint Text" off turns off all footprint text, including
        references and values.  This isn't new behavior but I worry
        that the simplified objects panel has made it more confusing
        than it was in 5.1

    This only turns it off when viewing the board, correct? It will
    still be included in the plot output if the actual text is
    marked "Show" in the dialog.


        We could have the Footprint Text control act as a visual
        override for the Values and References controls to make this
        more clear...

    Can we link these controls so that changing the "Footprint Text"
    visibility changes the "references" and "values" visibility, but
    those two can still be changed separately? (e.g. to allow
    showing only the references text from footprints).

That's what I was proposing


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