Feature request #21800

Layer Order panel: support for groups?

Added by Garth Fletcher about 1 year ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Low
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Category:GUI
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:29615

Description

When a project contains hundreds of layers, the Layer Order Panel becomes awkward to navigate. Moving a layer can involve dragging it over hundreds of other layers.

I wonder if a "group" feature might improve the interface. This would be similar to, but independent of, the grouping scheme used in the Layer Panel

For example, a large set of orthophoto tiles would all be moved together and there is never a need to insert some other layer into the middle of the set. If a Group could be defined to include just those tiles, when collapsed it would shorten the layer list and ease moving other layers past it. Similar groups could be used for other related sets of layers.

Support would be needed for creating a group, dragging layers into (or out of) a group, collapsing or expanding a group, and possibly for deleting an empty group.

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