Feature request #6242
Improvements to layer list (editable and labelling icons/buttons)
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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)