Wishlist: Add a revert to factory settings button for the library managers

Bug #1809903 reported by Rene Poeschl on 2018-12-27
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

A lot of users updating from version 4 are surprised that the installers can not update library tables. (This is understandable behavior. Both the expectation of users and the current implementation.)

The way to fix it is by either manually editing the library table (removing old libs followed by adding the new ones) Or by manually deleting the lib tables using a file browser.

It might therefore be beneficial to have a "revert to factory settings" button that loads in the default library table. (This could also help for when users somehow screw up their setup)

That button can then even offer the dialog that normally comes when running eeschema the first time (select empty, default or custom lib table)


This is defensively not a real fix for the current lack of internal library package management. But it at least makes the handling a bit easier for users. (They do not need to search the file system for files to delete just to force kicad to return to the default setup.)

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) on 2019-01-05
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
status: New → Triaged
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