Bug report #11411

Impossible to know geometry type and style when editing a vector with "single symbol" symbology in QGIS master

Added by Harrissou Santanna almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Severe/Regression
Assignee:-
Category:Map Legend
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:19690

Description

Add a layer
Toggle it into edition
The icon near the layer's name, the one that indicates the type of geometry (and now its symbology), becomes a pencil.
If you have many layers in the project and if you forget the style used by this layer ("single symbol"), it becomes a bit hard to find the layer's features in the map canvas.

When using "Single symbol" symbology, I think there should be a way to still easily identify the layer's geometry type and colour when editing.

Associated revisions

Revision 4bf04e1c
Added by Jürgen Fischer almost 5 years ago

combine layer type and edit icon when editing (fixes #11411)

History

#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 5 years ago

  • Target version deleted (Version 2.6)
  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request
  • Category set to GUI
  • Priority changed from Severe/Regression to Normal

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Category changed from GUI to Map Legend
  • Subject changed from Impossible to identify geometry type and colour of layer when editing to Impossible to know geometry type and style when editing a vector with "single symbol" symbology in QGIS master

#3 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 5 years ago

Thanks for updating this report but I'd like to understand why it's no more a blocker bug, and not even a bug.
I've read that an issue is considered blocker when a feature that worked in a previous release no longer works. The new design of Map Legend breaks the ability to see which geometry type and style are used when editing a vector with "single symbol" symbology. So IMHO it is a bug and a blocker one. Isn't it?

A great part of my daily work is about digitizing. Such feature is really useful when you have many layers in edition at the same time and the tests I made with Master didn't ease the work. And I don't think I'll be all the time behind my colleagues to remind them they should have made a categorized symbology before toggling to edition their layers.

I think it'd be very helpful and great if a solution is found for this issue before release (even though i'm not sure it's possible)

#4 Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Severe/Regression
  • Target version set to Version 2.6

Yes I agree. It is a drop in usability.

#5 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 5 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Feature request to Bug report

#6 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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