Feature request #11179

Allow to define a tolerance for point selection

Added by Hugo Mercier about 9 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:19493


When using the single-click selection tool to select a point of a points layer, the symbol representing the point must be clicked at the very center (1x1 rectangle around). When using big symbols to represent points that becomes not very easy.
A customizable tolerance could be used instead.


#1 Updated by Nathan Woodrow about 9 years ago

I'm not sure that would be a very good solution as you would have to change it all the time depending on the project. A better solution is a way to cycle though the selection easy and get the point you need.

#2 Updated by Hugo Mercier about 9 years ago

What about big symbols for a point ? You may want to select it by clicking on the symbol, not on their centres. The best would be to be able to click anywhere on the symbol, rather than modifying the tolerance each time. But since the selection happens at the data level and not at the symbology level, it is not very easy to implement.

#3 Updated by Leyan Ouyang about 9 years ago

Currently, selection uses a hardcoded 10*10 pixel square to select lines and points. It would be quite easy to change this to use the identify radius, which can be changed in Options-> Map tools.

However, to change it based on symbology seems much more complex.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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