[Qgis-developer] Minor Irritations

Jeremy Palmer JPalmer at linz.govt.nz
Wed Nov 3 04:50:09 EDT 2010

Ok I have attached a patch to implement here:


Sorry for the delay, I have not been near an internet connection for the past 24 hours - shock horror!

I hope it's not too late to get this committed. If the new tool tip strings are a problem, a dev should at least try to commit the changed functionality so we don't have to change things for 1.7.


From: Borys Jurgiel [borysiasty at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 3 November 2010 12:49 a.m.
To: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Cc: Jeremy Palmer; tech at wildintellect.com
Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Minor Irritations

> Ok how about this as a proposal for the select tools:
> Shift: switch to contains select (default is intersects, this will not be
> user configurable)
> Ctrl: Symmetric difference of the current and new
> selected features. i.e. if already selected then remove, if not already
> selected then add.

+1 from me of course ;)

> Also add the tool tips - very good suggestion thank you.


> Under this proposal we don't need to use the alt key and all platforms are
> the same. The only downside is that some users might get a surprise with
> the usage of the symmetric difference functionality - I guess it just
> depends on what other software they have been using.

This is exactly how it worked before, so old qgis users won't be surprised.
And using Shift for the contains select we just change as less as possible.

> Can we please get a vote on this!?

Let's go vote! Time is short.

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