Bug report #15437

Ctrl F should not be used to filter layer and its use can lead to real confusion

Added by Harrissou Santanna about 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:3.0.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:23363


In attribute table, Ctrl F opens a dialog to search features you'd like to select or filter in the layer.
Out of the attribute table, holding Ctrl F opens the Filter provider dialog of the current layer, whose effect is to "remove" from the provider some features.
In the first case, you are looking for features; in the other, you filter out from the project some features (I don't think it's a search - which is the common assumption of Ctrl F) and having same shortcut for those two functions (which dramatically do different things) sounds confusing.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

#3 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 5 years ago

  • Affected QGIS version changed from 2.16.1 to 3.0.0
  • Description updated (diff)

Still true on 3.1 (and 2.18)

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