Wishlist: add search box to Help --> List Hotkeys menu

Bug #1778374 reported by Gabriel Staples on 2018-06-24
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Wishlist
John Beard

Bug Description

Application: kicad
Version: 5.0.0-rc2-dev-unknown-f73b9a5~65~ubuntu14.04.1, release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.2
    libcurl/7.35.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1f zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.28 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.4.0-112-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.2 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.54.0
    Curl: 7.35.0
    Compiler: GCC 4.8.4 with C++ ABI 1002
Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

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When I'm searching for what hotkey does what I go to (in Eeschema, for instance): Help --> List Hotkeys.... and see this (see attached).

It would be nice if there was a search box there to fuzzy search the hotkeys for any keyword of interest in order to quickly jump to that location in the hotkey list and see what the hotkey for that item is.

The workaround is to go to Preferences --> Hotkeys Options --> Export Hotkeys... then open up the exported file in a text editor where you can search it.

A quick, preliminary solution may be to just add a button in the "List Hotkeys.." window which says "Open Hotkeys list in system text editor" or something, where the user can more quickly search the list using their system text editor.

Gabriel Staples (ercaguy) wrote :
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Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

This is an excellent suggestion, thanks

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: New → Triaged
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → John Beard (john-j-beard)
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 0be9667c9676ff93476e0ab20fc4334fe4b693c1
https://git.launchpad.net/kicad/patch/?id=0be9667c9676ff93476e0ab20fc4334fe4b693c1

Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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