KiCad manager tree view icons don't focus on tool

Bug #1591793 reported by Evan Shultz on 2016-06-13
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Bug Description

After opening a project in KiCad manager, double-clicking on the Eeschema or Pcbnew icons in the tree view launches the schematic or PCB tool, as expected. However, the just-launched tool briefly flashes on screen then KiCad manager gets focus again. It seems intuitive to me that the schematic or PCB is given focus, since the user has just performed an action that indicates they want to use the respective tool.

While not a bug per se, this seems unintuitive to me so I want to flag this so the great developers of KiCad can ensure the desired behavior is occurring.

I'm using Windows 10 Home versions 1511.

Application: kicad
Version: 4.0.2-stable release build
wxWidgets: Version 3.0.2 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1009,GCC 5.2.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Boost version: 1.57.0
         USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
         USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
         KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
         KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
         KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
         USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
         BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON

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Novak Tamas (novak-7) wrote :

In Win7 and 8.1 that doesn't happen. When I click kicad_pcb on left tree view, pcb_new fires up for a second, then KiCad launcher comes into foreground (partially covers pcb_new), launcher gets focus, and pcb_new is shown underneath..no focus-warning blinking.
Is it Win10 specific?

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Incomplete
Evan Shultz (evan-shultz) wrote :

I think we're seeing the same thing. Eeschema or Pcbnew flashes open for a second, then KiCad manager appears on top again. It seems to me if the user opened the schematic or PCB tool, that KiCad manager should stay in the background so the user can get to work.

On another PC, with Win7 x64, I see the same behavior. Here's its info:
Application: kicad
Version: 4.0.2-stable release build
wxWidgets: Version 3.0.2 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1009,GCC 5.2.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Boost version: 1.57.0
         USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
         USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
         KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
         KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
         KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
         USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
         BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON

Novak Tamas (novak-7) wrote :

@Evan sorry, I misunderstood. It is very tiny wish:) a single click for changing focus back to pcb_new will be saved.

Changed in kicad:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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