I’m trying out one of the nightly builds, and I find that the input dialog boxes in schematic will sometimes loose focus. This happens when the operation is complex, clicking around various fields, maybe switching to another application…
Here is what that looks like:
Notice that the dialog box -does not- have focus, the window behind it does. Input doesn’t seem to go anywhere: hotkeys don’t work, tab doesn’t change fields, ^W doesn’t close the window, ^Q doesn’t quit, clicking any of the window close buttons doesn’t…
The application is -not- frozen, however. The OS doesn’t report it as such, but sending it Quit from the task bar also doesn’t cause it to exit. It has to be killed, even though it is not shown as “stopped responding”.
I suspect it’s simply that the input focus has become… unfocused.
Thanks for making the nightly builds available for testing.
Update: This happens reliably when eeschema is run from the kicad top-level ‘shell’ program. The way to reproduce it is:
- Try to a Git repos to the library list.
- Click through the dialog boxes
- Allow it to download (doesn’t matter where)
- The list will scrollbox not update. The dialog box hangs.
Now you have to kill the kicad program.
Work around: Run eeschema alone, that is not from the kicad program. I suspect other hangs I’ve experienced also are caused by the same bug(s). More evidence that this is confusing the Mac window system is kicad is the name of the program in the title bar, not eeschema. No useable menu items are available when this hang occurs.
Nightly Dec 28. Mac OS X 10.13.2.