[Qgis-developer] Grouping toolbar buttons

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Jan 27 14:12:03 EST 2011

I agree and disagree. I think we should enable users to customize the
menus as they see fit. If that means offering a collapsed option for
space saving that would be nice, but sometimes you want some very
specific actions.

If we could offer a premade switch from current normal to "optimized for
space", that would be really neat. I wouldn't want to hide important
things from new users though. This might also make netbook and smaller
screen use better.

As for the refresh button, I do use it occasionally, but can't remember
exactly the context. While it would be nice to think we can get all the
render bugs out, there is always a chance of one and a refresh button is
a good way out.


On 01/27/2011 10:58 AM, Andreas Neumann wrote:
> +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?
> Andreas
> 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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