Feature request #18126

Move feature to mouse pointer on double-click

Added by Kory Roberts almost 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Feedback
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Map Tools
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:26019

Description

Minor request, but it would be nice if selected features could be moved to the mouse pointer on double-click. It seems the only way to move now is by click, then drag, then click, then drag.

History

#1 Updated by Denis Rouzaud over 2 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Denis Rouzaud)

are you talking about the move feature tool?
The minimum is one click to enable moving, move the object, click to place.
I don't think we can do less.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

#3 Updated by Kory Roberts over 2 years ago

Denis Rouzaud wrote:

are you talking about the move feature tool?
The minimum is one click to enable moving, move the object, click to place.
I don't think we can do less.

Yes, but I'm not requesting a change to the existing method to move an object. I'm requesting to add an additional way to do it.

For example, let's say I have one (or more) point feature that needs to be moved some great distance to a very specific locality. The existing method of moving that point is really prohibitive. However, if I could zoom to the needed locality confirming it is correct and simply double-click to move all selected points there, boom, done. No zooming in/out, no dragging a million times, no closing dialog warnings because the point is out of view, etc.

This method of moving objects could easily work in addition to the existing method and doesn't seem like it would cause issues, while greatly simplifying a fairly common GIS task.

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