[Qgis-developer] Grouping toolbar buttons

MORREALE Jean Roc jr.morreale at enoreth.net
Thu Jan 27 13:03:41 EST 2011

Le 27/01/2011 18:27, Alexander Bruy a écrit :
> Hi all
> I want to discuss one question about QGIS GUI. There are several
> toolbars with buttons in QGIS, some buttons have similar appointment.
> For example there are five buttons for adding layers and all this buttons
> needs space on toolbar.
> What do you think about replacing this buttons (and similar) with one
> button with dropdown menu [1] as we already see in Select, Measure
> and Annotation tools? This will save some extra space on toolbar.
> I think this can be done for add layer buttons in QGIS and export map
> buttons in Composer. Also may be for zoom buttons in QGIS
> [1] http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/4302/layermenubutton.png
> Thanks

Only 4 icons should ideally be needed :
- vector
- raster
- database
- network

I think it would more efficient to merge the different ui than hiding 
the complexity in a submenu which downgrade the discoverability of 
frequently used features.

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