Bug report #11124

Double-clicking layer checkbox opens Layer Properies

Added by Neil Freeman over 9 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.4.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:OS X Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:19453


Double-clicking on a layer's name in the layers panel opens the Layer Properties dialog box. This is normal and expected behavior. However, double-clicking on the layer's checkbox also opens the Layer Properties dialog. The expected behavior clicking on a checkbox is to toggle a state, not to cause an operation to occur. In fact, there are many occasions when a user might want to click twice quickly on the checkbox. The current behavior means a user must wait about a second before toggling a layer's visibility.

This is in QGIS 2.4.0 and previous versions.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

It does not seems to be anymore the case in qgis master (aka 2.6) where the legend was completely overhauled.

Please reopen if necessary.

#2 Updated by Neil Freeman almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened

This is still an issue. Clcking on the checkbox shouldn't trigger opening properties. Under the current situation, clicks on the checkbox have two possible meanings: open the properties modal, or toggle the layer. This is confusing and complicated, and reduces the functionality of the program.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Regression? set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution changed from fixed/implemented to end of life
  • Status changed from Reopened to Closed

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