Feature request #773

unified "Load layer" button

Added by pcavallini - over 16 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Assignee:nobody -
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:10832


Currently the user is confronted with a wide variety of buttons and menus to load a layer. I think the user experience would be better, and interface less cluttered, if only one "Load layer" button was present, then choosing the type (raster/vector, grass/ogr/postgis ecc.) in a dialog.

Selection_297.png (4.98 KB) Alessandro Sarretta, 2018-02-24 10:37 PM

Related issues

Duplicated by QGIS Application - Feature request #9451: Create a unified "Add Data" dialog Closed 2014-01-29


#1 Updated by Tim Sutton over 15 years ago

Yes thats my dream too :-) However its not going to happen in 1.x and I'm moving this over to 2.0.0 milestone as achieving this should be part of a larger architectural overhaul...
Changing priority to minor as it is and enhancement request rather than broken feature.

#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 Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Regis Haubourg almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to In Progress
  • Priority changed from Low to High

Well cleaning the tracker, this one is fun as work was announced yesterday in Essen, 9 years after the idea :) See [[https://twitter.com/underdarkGIS/status/858779482945179652]].

Who must be the assignee here?

#5 Updated by Alessandro Sarretta about 6 years ago

I think that the "Open Data Source Manager" button in the new "Data source manager toolbar" of QGIS 3.0 solves this issue.
Tested with QGIS 3.1.0-Master.

#6 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

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