[Qgis-developer] Grouping toolbar buttons

Robert Szczepanek robert at szczepanek.pl
Thu Jan 27 17:53:47 EST 2011

I like the idea of grouping "add layer" icons.
Do you remember concept of two general interfaces from hackfest?
1. Normal GUI - for beginners.
2. Advanced GUI - for advanced users (shortcuts), notebooks.

This can be first step. Second could be user customization of advanced GUI.


W dniu 27.01.2011 20:12, Alex Mandel pisze:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> 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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