Feature request #11183

Shortcut keys for layer groups

Added by Nyall Dawson about 9 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:19496


The new layer groups functionality is great - it's really handy for quickly comparing data. Something that would really round this off would be keyboard shortcuts for switching layer groups. Perhaps ctrl+shift+1 through to ctrl+shift+9 could be assigned to the first 9 layer groups?

Assigned to Martin for comment. I can implement this if you think it's a good idea too.


#1 Updated by Martin Dobias about 9 years ago

No objections from me to add shortcuts :-)

Regarding implementation - groups are currently alphabetically ordered, so adding a new group may shift numbering of existing ones (maybe not a big deal). Also, the actions are regenerated on the fly when menu is opened (may have some consequences with shortcuts).

Maybe there could be a shortcut for the tool button (to open the menu) and then actions could be named "&1 Group A", "&2 Group B" so they would get automatic shortcut from the underlined number.

#2 Updated by Nathan Woodrow about 9 years ago

+1 with a side of heck yeah for something like this :)

#3 Updated by Martin Dobias almost 9 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Martin Dobias)

#4 Updated by Wojtek Bisaga almost 9 years ago

Is it possible to add Ctrl + LMB to collapse/expand all layers functionality, and the same shortcut to show/hide all layers functionality?
There would also be great to have Ctrl + arrow shortcut to rewind to the first/last row/column of the attribute table.

#5 Updated by R. R. almost 7 years ago

To me, this should work similar to the application switcher (Alt+Tab, Alt+Shift+Tab) in Ubuntu/Unity. The 'Manage Layer Visibility' drop-down menu should be visible when switching visibility presets using a shortcut (Crtl+Tab?).

#6 Updated by R. R. almost 7 years ago

See also: #15704 (Duplicate)

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#8 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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