Feature request #773

unified "Load layer" button

Added by pcavallini - over 10 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:In Progress
Assignee:nobody -
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No


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.

Related issues

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


#1 Updated by Tim Sutton over 9 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 5 years ago

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

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi 9 months ago

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

#4 Updated by Regis Haubourg 9 months ago

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

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?

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