Bug report #8668

Better layout for Oprions>Settings>General

Added by Paolo Cavallini about 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:-
Category:GUI
Affected QGIS version:2.0.1 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 #:17397

Description

The most used box (add SVG path) is at the bottom. Better move it at top.

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#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 7 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Larry Shaffer about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened

'Most used' is relative to one's workflow. The layout of that section was set according to the order of the app using those system resources, i.e. when it launches:

  • Env variables
  • Where to find plugins
  • Where to find project resources, e.g. SVGs

It make no sense to me to have SVG Paths first. I think it should be moved back, and QgsCollapsibleGroupBoxes added to all the Options sections (must have missed that). Also, the SVG Paths widget is designed to expand more than the other widgets, to fill up more available space, which works best when it is at the bottom. This will work better with collapsible group boxes, especially if a user closes the other two (env vars, plugins).

Actually, I think SVG Paths editing functionality would be most useful in-context, i.e. when selecting or working with SVGs. The new QgsSvgSelector widget can be updated to open the SVG paths editor widget directly. Then, editing the SVG Paths as an app-wide preference, or even at the project level, would be more intuitive.

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Reopened to Closed

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