Why KiCad still not utilize access Keys for all the dialog?


I had try add several blueprint on launchpad hope some developer see it, but I guess this forum may got more repressive than launchpad:
Here are my link for blueprint:

  • https://blueprints.launchpad.net/kicad/+spec/access-keys-for-dialogs:
    When create symbols, the text field dialog are requires too many mouse movement for change field values. It may be much better if all the Text box/ label have access keys (accelerator keys Alt+Keys). This would also reduce a lot of mouse movement for other common dialog like properties in schematic, and layout editor.

    In addition, changing value for symbol filed for not intuitive, normal should be double click or F2 and type in the text. But KiCad still have not do this yet.

  • https://blueprints.launchpad.net/kicad/+spec/access-key-for-clarify-menu
    Adding number access key for clarify menu will help reduce amount of mouse movement when working with dense schematic, and improve quicker performance for editing schematic and layout.


Hi nhatkhai-

I can’t speak for others but I don’t look at the blueprints. There’s no ability to sort/filter the lists and it gets cluttered.

If you want your feature request to be considered, please use the bug tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad and the request will be marked “wishlist” if it’s something we can consider changing.