Feature request #2956

When text in the same layer clashes, would be helpful if one could choose which text to display

Added by infobleep - about 13 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:13016


Currently when text clashes it is possible to see how it clashes by switching on clashing text. However it would be extremely useful if a user could then decide which of the texts that clash, to display.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 13 years ago

did you tested the new labelling engine, it handles clashes much better and it will replace the old labelling engine in the near future. Please leave further feedback after the test.

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 12 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Category changed from Symbology to Labelling
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#5 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer almost 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#6 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Hello, bug triage...

what did you mean by clashing ? Is it the intersection/collision of two labels ?
There is a lot of options in the new label engine to manage labels collision. You can define an expression to hide or show colliding labels which seems to be what is requested ("decide which of the texts that clash, to display").

I am thinking to close this feature request...

#7 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Agreed. You can use label layer priority, data defined priority, or data defined always show to control this.

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