Feature request #6242

Improvements to layer list (editable and labelling icons/buttons)

Added by Alister Hood over 11 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Category:Map Legend
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15549


In the layers list (also called the TOC) there is an icon next to the name of each vector layer indicating whether it is a point, polyline or polygon layer. When editing is enabled the icon is replaced by the edit (pencil) icon. This means that when editing is enabled you can't tell what type of geometry the layer is, unless you click the plus button to see how it is symbolised.

It would be good to indicate the geometry type even when "editing" is enabled. One possible solution might be to indicate "editing" with a separate icon on the far right, as shown in the attached screenshot.

Similarly, it would be good to indicate which layers are labelled, and this could be done in the same way (also shown in screenshot).

It might even be possible to make these icons into buttons, which could be used either to quickly open the symbology and labelling settings, or to toggle editing and the display of labels on and off. (I think toggling would be best, because users should do this more frequently)

layers_list.PNG (3.9 KB) Alister Hood, 2012-08-22 09:30 PM


#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0

#2 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 11 years ago

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

#3 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 8 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 50


the edit button adds a pen icon over the legend symbol of the layer (tested under QGIS 2.13 master).
There is still nothing for labels...

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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