Bug report #14125

Make Log Message Panel dock widget as tabbed window (UX improvement)

Added by Jeremy Palmer over 8 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.12.2 Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22127


Much like all of the other QGIS application panels (e.g Layers, python console etc) it would be good to allow the possibility for Log Message Panel dock widget to be tabbed. At the moment Log Message Panel can only be docked in the bottom of the application and if you drag another dock another widget on top of Log Message Panel it hides it which can be very confusing for new users.

See a screenshot for how I think it should look.

Message_Log_Panel_Tab_dock.png (50.1 KB) Jeremy Palmer, 2016-01-17 02:45 PM


#1 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 8 years ago

Seems to be because of this

connect( mLogDock, SIGNAL( visibilityChanged( bool ) ), mMessageButton, SLOT( setChecked( bool ) ) );

When you tab it with another dock widget it will change the visibility to False because it's hidden in the second tab. The button is set to hide or show the dock based on the state

connect( mMessageButton, SIGNAL( toggled( bool ) ), mLogDock, SLOT( setVisible( bool ) ) );

#2 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 8 years ago

  • Crashes QGIS or corrupts data set to No
  • Affected QGIS version set to 2.12.2
  • Tracker changed from Feature request to Bug report

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? 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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