Feature request #13803

Color of selection for each layer separately

Added by Lukasz Sychowicz almost 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:Map Canvas
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:21828


Ability to set a selection color for each layer separately, not (as it is now) only for the whole project.

select_qgis_arcgis.PNG (1.27 MB) Christian Roettger, 2015-11-16 07:58 AM

sel2.jpg (80.8 KB) Lukasz Sychowicz, 2015-11-17 05:44 AM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Category set to Map Canvas
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

can you provide a use case for such feature?

#2 Updated by Lukasz Sychowicz almost 7 years ago

For example, to compare two similar layers differing only in geometry details

#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 7 years ago

Why does that require two different selection colours?

#4 Updated by Christian Roettger over 6 years ago

I attached a Screenshot (left QGIS, right ArrghGis) which explains a use case where i think this feature will be very useful. One has a reference area (yellow hatched), the actual size/area (yellow fat border) like it has to be and the features which are already digitized (which is hard to see in orange normal border). With the actual QGIS selection everything would be yellow filled and you can't see what has to be edited. I think there are other examples where this feature increases digitizing and usability.

#5 Updated by Lukasz Sychowicz over 6 years ago

ok. another way.

in this case:
I want to see which element belongs to which layer when I select something in both layers.
For now I do not see.

#6 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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