Bug report #13240

Identify Features it`s broken by design

Added by baditaflorin - over 8 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.10.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21301


The function works, but without a better coloring schema, all the time, when it`s selecteing more then one object, i am never sure at what object i am looking, making the function not useful for common use.

Every 3-4 months, i return to this function, only to remember why i did not used it

One suggestion would be to have a 2 ways colors schema, where i see the actual linestrings with one color, and the others that are selected with a different color.

identify_features_broken_by_design.PNG (217 KB) baditaflorin -, 2015-08-20 01:37 AM

FIX_identify_features_broken_by_design.PNG (218 KB) baditaflorin -, 2015-08-20 01:37 AM


#1 Updated by Regis Haubourg over 8 years ago

Hi, when selecting an object in identify result window, you can highlight it.
Otherwise you can use right clic mode, (the same as "choose layer" mode). This way you can navigate in the dropdown menu on layers/objects tree right where you clicked on the map. Since I discovered that mode, I just didn't use the others any more.

#2 Updated by Anita Graser over 8 years ago

  • Category set to GUI
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

When you use the identify tool with left click, it picks all features within a certain tolerance, highlights them, and lists them in the identify panel. You can then go through the entries in the identify panel and the map will update to only show the selected one.

The other option is the identify right click as Regis already mentioned.

I'm not sure if two highlight colors will be helpful or confusing.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Regression? set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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