Feature request #1086

Don't change active layer when adding new layer if identify tool is used

Added by marisn - about 9 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:Tim Sutton
Category:GUI
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No

Description

When adding new layer, QGIS automatically selects the new layer. It may not be desirable if identify tool is used, as it works on currently selected (active) layer.

Consider following workflow:
I have tileindex layer (shp with poligons containing path/filename to rasters) and I'm adding raster layers based on identify tool results.
Click on tileindex_layer.shp -> Identify tool -> click on map -> read raster name -> Add raster layer -> click on map -> OUT OF EXTENT as newly added raster layer is now active -> start loop from beginning by selecting tileindex_layer. If added layer list is large and I need to add lot of layers it takes significant time to activate correct layer after every new layer is added.

History

#1 Updated by marisn - almost 8 years ago

Still not implemented in 1.2.0. Bumping up milestone to 1.3.0.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#3 Updated by Alister Hood over 5 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Also see #5125.
A workaround is to put the tileindex layer inside a layer group, and set the option “Settings>Options>General>Add new layers to selected or current group”. If you do this the newly added layer will not be selected (at least in QGIS master).

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#5 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#6 Updated by Denis Rouzaud about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

fixed in new legend

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