Feature request #9085

Set refresh to F5 key

Added by Noone Noone about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Assignee:Alvaro Huarte
Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:17730


Most tools use F5 key to refesh it's screen/data. It would be nice, if also QGIS would follow this standard, as this is what the (novice) user might expect.

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Revision 32b05836
Added by Jürgen Fischer about 9 years ago

change default refresh key to F5 (implements #9085)


#1 Updated by Jukka Rahkonen about 9 years ago


I believe that you can set it by yourself through Settings - Edit shortcuts. By the way, I just learned from you that F5 would do update/refresh since 25+ years of experience on using various programs. I am remembering that in WordPerfect F5 did "Find file".

#2 Updated by Noone Noone about 9 years ago

I agree that you can alter the shortcut on your own, but my request is esp. on (useful) defaults.

As always it's hard to find a unique way that fullfills all expections/designguids/ etc. But from my experience F5 is really in wide use.

#3 Updated by Nathan Woodrow about 9 years ago

I see no issues setting it as default.

#4 Updated by Antonio Locandro about 9 years ago

I think F5 as default is better since most users would expect that either from other software or from browser refresh use.

#5 Updated by Alvaro Huarte about 9 years ago

  • Assignee set to Alvaro Huarte

#6 Updated by Alvaro Huarte about 9 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied changed from No to Yes
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

#7 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#8 Updated by Noone Noone about 9 years ago

Thank you both very much for fixing :)

#9 Updated by Alvaro Huarte about 9 years ago

Jürgen Fischer wrote:

Fixed in changeset 32b05836d50b36f443517ef6a76ac26d49b19b89.

Hi Jürgen, I seen your commit, it is perfect but I did not change the default refresh-key in 'qgisapp.ui' in order to be consistent with the current action refresh of qbrowser (See mActionRefresh in 'qgsbrowserbase.ui' and line 222 in 'ui_qgsbrowserbase.h') and to preserve the behavior that current users may be accustomed to using.

If I may comment, I would recommend then also change the settings of qbrowser, or just add F5 as extra key-refresh of mapcanvas as I did preserving the current behavior of 'CTRL+R' key.

Best regards

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