Feature request #1539

Alphabetize "Files of type" drop down options

Added by rwkosgeo - about 15 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

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Alphabetical options for the "Files of type" drop down for adding vector and raster layers could be more intuitive than current list.


#1 Updated by paulp575 - over 14 years ago

When doing so, I think it would be best to alphabetize by file extension rather than name of file, but still provide the description of the file type before the file extsion. For example:

SDTS Raster (*.ddf *.DDF)

MrSID JPEG2000 (*.jp2 *.j2k *.JP2 *.J2K)

GeoTIFF (*,tif, *.TIF)

And so forth.

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 13 years ago

However, another view is that more popular types should stay on top

#3 Updated by Charles Timko - over 13 years ago

So then, 3 different orders...Sort by File Extension, File Type Name, or Popular?

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#6 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#7 Updated by Antonio Locandro over 10 years ago

I think its more natural as user experience for you to look the alphabetical order of the first item of the list, in this case since you have the file name it should be order by it. If you happen to use on type of files more frequently than others than it wouldn't really matter as the file add dialog remembers your last choice and if you need to change your choice it just feels faster to look at an alphabetical ordered list.

Something similar to what Gimp open image menu, maybe even add an additional all vector files that would encompass all supported OGR formats

#8 Updated by Antonio Locandro almost 10 years ago

I think this was implemented in current master, if I am correct maybe time to close this ticket

#9 Updated by Etienne Tourigny almost 10 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

yes, this has been updated in master a few days ago.

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