[Qgis-developer] Minor Irritations

Jeremy Palmer JPalmer at linz.govt.nz
Mon Nov 1 17:19:54 EDT 2010

Hi Borys,
See the comment under ticket https://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/ticket/2938.
But in short the current keys are in use by the new selection tools:
alt key: When used switches from selection by intersects to selection by contains
control key: used for add features to the current selected set
shift key:  used for to subtract features from the current selected set
As you can see we have used up all of the practically available modifier keys.
Within the ticket I have added a new patch that allows the user to set the default selection method. For KDE or Gnome this at least allows users to set the main way they want to select features. Not perfect but at least functional. Maybe someone else has another idea? 

From: Borys Jurgiel [borysiasty at aster.pl]
Sent: Tuesday, 2 November 2010 1:50 a.m.
To: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Minor Irritations

Dnia poniedziałek 01 listopada 2010 o 13:04:11 Marco Hugentobler napisał(a):
> Hi Micha
> You had to press the alt-key to include all intersected features (otherwise
> only the included were selected). I reversed that in r14476 this morning,
> now it selects the intersecting features if no key is pressed.

But there's still the big problem with Alt + Mouse. This way we're going to
release functionality working best in selected proprietary operating systems,
what's definitely not our way :D

What about using Control for swapping the selection and Shift instead of Alt?


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