Alt+O doesn't confirm in Pin Properties Dialogue Box

Bug #1818930 reported by George Brown on 2019-03-07
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Bug Description

While adding or editing a symbol pin in eeschema the "Pin Properties" dialogue box is shown. Most dialogue boxes in KiCad bind Alt+O to "OK". In this box however Alt+O binds to the orientation drop down as well as the OK button. Consequently using that shortcut does nothing.

Not sure if there is a "style guide" of sorts for this, but it would seem to move the orientation bind to another letter.

Thank you!

Checked this in the current nightly and the latest stable in Ubuntu 18.04, using the PPAs.
Nightly: Version: 5.1.0-rc2-unknown-4612175~94~ubuntu18.04.1, release build
Stable: Version: 5.0.2-bee76a0~70~ubuntu18.04.1, release build

John Beard (john-j-beard) wrote :

I think it makes sense to have a convention to reserve "O" and "C" for OK and Cancel for the sake of consistency. Orientation can use "R".

This is a string change, so it'll have to wait now until v6 opens.

Other issues in the dialog that should be hit at the same time:

* Graphic style, X pos, Y pos, Pin length, all do not have Alt accelerators
* Accelerators for most text/drop down don't work, or select the wrong one (Eg Alt-E selects "X pos")

In the meantime, Enter/Esc do OK/Cancel as normal.

Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: eeschema ui
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