Feature request #8201

Enhance disabling/enabling toolbars (and panels)

Added by Bernd Vogelgesang about 10 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:17019


With a lot of plugins installed, the number of toolbars and panels soon reach a confusing stage where users would like to be able to easily clean and adjust their working environment according to their actual needs.

Disabling/enabling toolbars is a trial-and-error game, cause it's not easy to identify which toolbar has which name in the list.
In addition to that, the dropdowns close after disabling/enabling each single item, so adjusting tollbars/panels needs a lot of repetitive actions (and even more of them, when the wrong toolbar/panel was chosen beforehand).

It would be nice if:

1. the toolbar "handles" in front of the icons would display the toolbar name as a tooltip just like the icons themselves. By this, users would be able to learn the toolbars names and their included functionalities.

2. the dropdowns would not close after each disable/enable action, but only by clicking on the canvas or somewhere else than the dropdown. By this, it would be far quicker and less confusing to select/unselect the needed toolbars/panels.


#1 Updated by Richard Duivenvoorde about 8 years ago

Hi Bernd,

please have a look here: https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/2180 and comment on the question if you want

#2 Updated by Richard Duivenvoorde about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

I think https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/2180 addresses your first point: tooltips on handles.

And by adding 'Toolbars' and 'Panels' as 'titles' it is much more clear which item to use.

I'm not sure if a 'context-menu' should stay open, as then there is no way to CLOSE it (a context menu does not have a close action/icon).

So closing this one for now. Please issue a feature request for your second point, or discuss it on UIX mailinglist.

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