Open Choose symbol continually

Bug #1825192 reported by Hildo Guillardi Júnior on 2019-04-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jeff Young

Bug Description

After press "a" and use once time the "Choose Symbol" dialog, every time that I click on Eeschema canvas, even after press several times <Esc>, the dialog opens again.
Because this behavior Eeschema doesn't allow do nothing after one component placed.

Other behavior that may be related:
To pick a symbol I have to:
1) Press <a> to cross cursor appear;
2) Press <Enter> in any part of the schematic to the dialog open.
Before the behavior didn't need the additional <Enter>, just press <a> to place at the current cursor possition.

Application: eeschema
Version: 5.1.0-unknown-ead5bfe~82~ubuntu16.04.1, release build
    wxWidgets 3.0.2
    libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.4.0-145-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: 1.58.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.47.0
    Compiler: GCC 5.4.0 with C++ ABI 1009

Build settings:

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2019-04-17
Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Critical
importance: Critical → High
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

A modern tool's activation routine de-activates other tools. Legacy tools don't do this, so the last-selected modern tool will get "stuck" until another modern tool is chosen.

I've put a shim in for now to have legacy tools cancel modern tools.

I just test now. The issue happens in both: legacy and modern.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Hi Hildo,

There's no such distinction in Eeschema. There is only the modern canvas, and the tools (in the nightlies) are currently about 1/2 and 1/2.

I only merged my changes about 10 minutes ago, though, so you'd need to do your own build to test them (or wait till tomorrow after the next nightly is built).

True, sorry. It was fallback.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2019-04-17
Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

No worries. Let me know if it works for you when you get the new code.

(There's a bunch more tools moved over to the modern toolset too, so there will probably be other bugs.)

Appear that last server built version still 16-04-2019. No new with this fix.

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