[Qgis-developer] Grouping toolbar buttons

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Thu Jan 27 13:58:57 EST 2011

+1 for grouping the "Add layer" buttons.
-1 for grouping the navigation buttons.

Adding layers is something you don't do very often, while navigation is 
something you do frequently/always. The only button I never use in the 
navigation toolbar is the "Refresh" button. I don't know why this 
buttons exists. If you have to refresh than it is a bug that should be 
fixed. Otherwise this buttons makes no sense.

Talking about reorganizing buttons: wouldn't the two "bookmark 
(show/new)" buttons better belong to the map navigation toolbar than to 
the "Attributes" toolbar?


On 1/27/11 6:27 PM, Alexander Bruy wrote:
> 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

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