Bug report #18014
Measure tool does not use distance unit set in Map Tools configuration or remember last used unit
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||L||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||invalid|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||25910|
I may not be understanding all the settings, so feature request if not bug.
1) Set Preferred distance units to Miles, for example, in Map Tools configuration. Open Measure tool. Units are meters, not miles.
2) Open Measure tool. Change units to miles, for example. Close and reopen Measure tool. Units are meters again.
On #2, I feel the unit should be retained to the last used regardless of what is set in the configuration...at least for the current session. A nice touch would be to highlight/bold the preferred distance unit in the Measure tool dropdown list.
#2 Updated by Kory Roberts over 3 years ago
Makes sense, I guess, but it's pretty confusing to open the configuration from the Measure tool to Options|Map Tools, with this section:
--- Rubberband color
--- Decimal places
--- Keep base unit
--- Preferred distance units
--- Preferred area units
--- Preferred angle units
It literally has a section header "Measure tool", but only the first 3 really configure the Measure tool, if I understand correctly?