Bug report #6930

Saving the current layers edit needs to many clicks

Added by Nathan Woodrow almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:Larry Shaffer
Category:GUI
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:16045

Description

The new save edits button that behaves like a menu requires a few too many clicks to save the current layer edits. I think this button would be better implemented as a single button (save edits) with menu on the side with the extra options.

History

#1 Updated by Larry Shaffer almost 9 years ago

Hi Nathan,

I agree, the current implementation needs fixed. After a couple of days using the new button menu, I find the extra click to be annoying as well. I see two options:

A) Reinstate the Save Edits button, but with side menu to other Current Edits actions

Pros
  • Save Edits in one click
Cons
  • If user miss-clicks when trying to access menu of Current Edits action, they could accidentally click Save Edits, a possibly destructive action if the user was intending to rollback or cancel edits. (This is why I initially avoided this tool button configuration.)

B) Reinstate the Save Edits button as a single, standalone button, as before, leaving Current Edits button as is.

Pros
  • Save Edits in one click
  • Familiar to users
  • Could function on active layer, even if it is not selected (which is possible, and a current flaw with Current Edits action for saving selected layers)
Cons
  • More toolbar tool button bloat (My current button was an attempt to reduce such bloat, but obviously, it's not ideal)

Any other ideas? I would definitely like to solve this usability issue. For now, I prefer option B).

#2 Updated by Larry Shaffer almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Hi Nathan,

So I chose B) above and implemented it in commit ba5b90a1

Please test

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 9 years ago

Larry Shaffer wrote:

Hi Nathan,

So I chose B) above and implemented it in commit ba5b90a1

Please test

seems ok, closing?

#4 Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 9 years ago

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

Yes it's better now. Closing.

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