Bug report #16022

Symbol layer tree: the SVG/ellipse marker being used should be shown and selected in symbol layer properties

Added by Harrissou Santanna about 6 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.18.2 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 #:23937


Layer properties --> symbology --> Single symbol
In the symbol layer tree, if you have a simple marker, whenever you select it, in the frame at the bottom showing the list of simple markers available, this one is selected.
It seems to also be the case when using font markers though I'm not really sure how the list of font markers is filled.

But when using an ellipse marker, or a SVG image, selecting the item in the symbol tree doesn't show it to you in the frame at the bottom. While for ellipses, you can easily identify the model being used (there are few), it's very hard with SVG images: replacing a symbol by a nearby one requires you to browse again the svg folders.

I think that when selecting such low-level item in the symbol layer tree, the frame showing these icons should zoom to the selected item and show it selected (and not simply show the top of the whole list)

simple_vs_svg_markers.png - The symbol marker is selected below while the svg one is not (159 KB) Harrissou Santanna, 2016-12-30 10:07 AM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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