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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 04:05:14 +0100
From: Markus Hitter <mah AT jump-ing DOT de>
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To: geda-user AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: [geda-user] Find rat lines
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Am 11.12.2012 02:35, schrieb Kai-Martin Knaak:

> I usually set Settings->Import_New_Elements_at to "Crosshair" and click
> to some free space in the Viewport.

So far I wasn't aware of such a function, thanks for the hint.

>> Shorts can be seen at a
>> glance, they produce more text that just a "x ratlines remaining".
> The user still has to be aware of this. Probably every new user must
> have taken hits by unnoticed shorts before he or she starts looking at
> the log window. In line with the principle of least surprise, I'd
> advocate for a more offensive warning in the form of a pop-up dialog.

So far I couldn't imagine to work _without_ the log. How else would one 
find out wether all rats are done?

Perhaps we could agree on a dialog on file save. A dialog popping up 
just because a track temporarily falls across the board would be nasty 
very quickly.

> The option should be settable in preferences, too.

Not so many options please. Each option causes more maintenance work for 
developers and diverges habits of users.

For my part I like applications which give a clear path on how to do 
things. Why? See my first paragraph of this message. Options have to be 
learned and learning takes time which could be used for more productive 


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