Bug report #12424

Custom settings: save buttons all different

Added by Paolo Cavallini about 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:GUI
Affected QGIS version:2.8.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20596

Description

In different dialogs, different ways of saving and loading custom settings are used:

  • Style manager: bottom center, button "Share"
  • Shortcuts: bottom left, button "Load..." and "Save..."
  • Customization: top left, icons for save and load
  • Predefined scales and Project scales: vertical bottom right, icons for load and save
  • Default styles: vertical bottom right, buttons "Import" and "Export".
    There might be others.

This is confusing to the user, and should better be made uniform (with a widget?).
It might be a rather easy fix.

style_man.png (32.4 KB) Paolo Cavallini, 2015-03-21 02:43 AM

shortcut.png (11.9 KB) Paolo Cavallini, 2015-03-21 02:43 AM

customization.png (16.8 KB) Paolo Cavallini, 2015-03-21 02:43 AM

scales.png (48.6 KB) Paolo Cavallini, 2015-03-21 02:43 AM

project_scales.png (39.7 KB) Paolo Cavallini, 2015-03-21 02:43 AM

default_styles.png (43.2 KB) Paolo Cavallini, 2015-03-21 02:43 AM

History

#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 5 years ago

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 5 years ago

Paolo - this sounds like a perfect project for the ux team. If a mockup of the best load/save widget was created and a complete list of existing implementations compiled then it would be quite straightforward for a dev to make the changes...

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 5 years ago

The list is AFAIK complete. The best implementation is IMHO the customization one (icons), but I'm not a UX expert.

#4 Updated by Anita Graser about 5 years ago

I also think that the save and load icons are the better solution, e.g.

The example also show a second issue: the "Add color" and "Remove color" buttons could easily be replaced by the + and - icons. Copy and paste icons from the editing toolbar could be used as well:

... Should I create a new ticket for these other issues?

#5 Updated by Harrissou Santanna about 4 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied changed from No to Yes

#6 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Can be closed imho.

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