Improved "insert" key behaviour?

Hi all,

The “insert” key for “repeat last action” is a really good feature, but I’d like to make it better for inserting nets.

Currently, the behaviour (as far as I can tell) is fixed to 100mil spacing, always filling downwards.

I think it would be possible to make it more context-aware to allow for different spacings and directions. This would be really helpful for wiring up symbols that have lots of pins at the top and bottom, for example.

But I don’t really know a) if it’s actually a good idea at all b) how it should actually work in terms of how the user interacts with the feature.

What’s a good way of giving it the best chance of being a successful, useful feature?

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You can set the step distances (X and Y) in: Eeschema / Preferences / Preferences / Eeschema

But I usually do not bother to change it. I just first make a row of labels or net connections and then move, rotate and mirror them.