Bug report #15435
Measure tools: default unit is hardcoded and doesn't follow choice in Settings dialog
|Affected QGIS version:||2.14.5||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 #:||23361|
Selecting the "measure line" tool always opens with feet units although in Settings --> Option --> Map tools, the preferred distance unit is meters and meter is the default unit of the crs i'm using. No reason for feet.
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#5 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 5 years ago
Indeed and as pointed in #15436, changing(!) the (global) units settings directly apply to the measurement widget.
However, given that the measurement widget is not a modal dialog, removing the config button would be less painful (though a shortcut is often nice to have). No strong opinion.
Feel free to do what you think is better. Thanks.
#6 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 5 years ago
Actually, (i'm still a bit puzzled) forget my comment above about units change. Change is applied only if unit is the same as the project properties otherwise, validating the Configuration dialog applies the units set in Project properties (Nyall's first comment above). There is no relation between units in measurement widget and units in global settings dialog. (trying to fix things in doc: https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Documentation/pull/1446)
IMHO, there's actually no reason for an user to have to set units in Settings while measuring as it's possible to do it directly within the measurement dialog. And if (s)he needs setting the rubberband color or decimal, it's still possible to access the main dialog.
So Better remove the config button to avoid confusion on units behaviour.
#10 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago
- Resolution set to end of life
- Status changed from Open to Closed
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