Moving locked items

Bug #1794758 reported by Leandro Heck on 2018-09-27
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Bug Description

I am selecting parts on an area to move them. This area has some locked items on it. When I hit M, to move them the following popup appears:

    "Selection contains locked items. Do you want to continue?"
    Yes | No

If I click Yes I will move locked Items, which is Ok.
But If I click No, it should move only the non-locked parts.
I guess this can be improved like:

    "Selection contains locked items. Do you want to move them too?"
    Yes | No

The user can always hit Esc to cancel the move command. We don't need a popup for that.

However, I think the user should move only non-locked parts by default. This will avoid the annoying popup on the move command.

So, to keep the flexibility, I think a different shortcut may be used for moving locked parts.

My suggestion would be:
- M for moving normal (free parts only)
- Ctrl-M (Ctrl, Shift or Alt) to move parts ignoring the lock footprint flag.

Right now using.

Application: kicad
Version: 5.0.0-fee4fd1~66~ubuntu18.04.1, release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.58.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0g zlib/1.2.11 libidn2/2.0.4 libpsl/0.19.1 (+libidn2/2.0.4) nghttp2/1.30.0 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.65.1
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.58.0
    Compiler: GCC 7.3.0 with C++ ABI 1011

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_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

In 5.1 Move will only move non-locked parts. If you want to move locked parts, unlock them first. (Multiple atomic commands make for a smaller and easier to understand GUI.)

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 5.1.0
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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