Feature request #14328

Selecting a layer in they layers panel by clicking the canvas

Added by Philipp Ringli about 8 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:22315


The Identify Tool can do it, why not the select features tool?


#1 Updated by Matthias Kuhn about 8 years ago

The select feature tool normaly depends on the currently selected layer, that makes it possible to use it on a certain layer in crowded areas. Do you already have an idea in mind how to tackle this challenge? By using a key modifier?

#2 Updated by Philipp Ringli about 8 years ago

I found a plugin: pickLayer
But yes, it could be a key modifier, or as the plugin does it when you select one object. It displays a menu with "Set current Layer" and that scolls to the selected layer in the layers panel. It could also be a button in the identify results panel "Set current Layer"

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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