Bug report #8700

Double clicking to add a layer is inconsistent

Added by Jonathan Moules over 10 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.0.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:not reproducable
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:17421


When double clicking on a table/file/layer to add it from its respective dialog, one of several possible things happens:

Add Vector Layer:
- Double clicking a file closes the "Open an OGR supported Vector Layer" dialog but keeps open the "Add vector layer" dialog.

Add Raster Layer:
- Double clicking a raster closes the dialog and adds the file immediately to QGIS.

Add Oracle / SpatiaLite tables (maybe the other databases too?)
- Double clicking a table brings up a "Query Builder" for that table.

Add WMS and Add WCS
- Double clicking does nothing.

- Opens up "Expression string builder" dialog

To me at least this is very wrong. They should all behave in the exact same way when I double click something.

Personally I'd say the raster way is the correct one - that's how all other applications work when I double click something to add, be it a GIS or a text editor or anything.

I appreciate why opening query/expression builders may be useful, but I don't think it should be the default action on double-clicking.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please test with a recent QGIS release (2.18 or 3), if the issue/request is still valid change the affected version accordingly, if is fixed/implemented then close the ticket. Thanks!

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to not reproducable
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Description updated (diff)

Closing for lack of feedback.

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