Cannot change footprint "Value" property from File --> Properties dialog

Bug #1779557 reported by Gabriel Staples on 2018-07-01
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Low
Jeff Young

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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In the Footprint Editor:

If you go to File --> Properties... you can NOT change the "Value" entry.

However, if you double-click the "value" in the footprint editor you can.

Shouldn't you be able to change it in both places? If you want it to *only* be changeable in the editor window, please grey it out in the Properties window. Otherwise, please make it editable in both places.

Gabriel Staples (ercaguy) wrote :

Update: in the Footprint Properties box I finally notice the "Edit" button (sorry, I should have seen that). Please grey out the entry box to make it more obvious it is not directly editable.

description: updated
Gabriel Staples (ercaguy) wrote :

Any time I see a white entry box it means to me "hey, you can edit me directly here!".

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Yeah, this was rather an annoying design. It's been replaced in 5.1 with direct-editable fields (all of them, not just Ref and Value).

Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-07-17
Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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