Feature request #12667

Pause snapping during editing session

Added by Edward Rollason almost 5 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Feedback
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Digitising
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:20774

Description

It would be very useful to be able to dynamically pause snapping during an edit session to allow creation of vertices which aren't snapped without having to open the snapping options. ArcGIS has such a feature which pauses snapping while the spacebar is held down - something similar would be great.

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Category set to Digitising

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 4 years ago

Hi,
+1. Totally agree...

#3 Updated by Christian Roettger about 4 years ago

a good feature!

#4 Updated by Andreas Neumann almost 4 years ago

The spacebar is already in use for panning. You you'll need a different shortcut.

#5 Updated by Denis Rouzaud almost 4 years ago

no need for a shortcut, a simple checkbox in the taskbar would do the job, no? we could even have a combobox there with the choices from snapping (none, all layers and per layer config).

#6 Updated by Christian Roettger almost 4 years ago

Denis Rouzaud wrote:

no need for a shortcut, a simple checkbox in the taskbar would do the job, no? we could even have a combobox there with the choices from snapping (none, all layers and per layer config).

No, i don't think so.
This is during a editing session. Assume you are editing and want to edit somewhere really near a feature where it normaly would snap, but in this moment it must not. Then you hit a shortcut which temporarly disables snapping, set your vertexes, release and then continue with snapping which you need to end your editing.

A plus would be to edit the shortcut key.

#7 Updated by Denis Rouzaud about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

New map tools should all be click and click mode (no drag'n'drop anymore) so it is possible to use a checkbox.
The new snapping toolbar in master (QGIS 3.x) should solve this issue.

#8 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 3 years ago

I'd say a shortcut would also be very handy - even with click/click mode. Having to move the cursor away from the map to a checkbox and back would slow things down a lot, vs an instant key stroke to disable snap.

We have a shortcut for toggling the trace, i think it's natural to extend this to snapping.

#9 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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