[Qgis-developer] Do we need a single select map tool?
zoltans at geograph.co.za
Tue Jul 1 23:57:12 PDT 2014
+1 for leaving both visible options, but defaulting to rectangle.
If the underlying code is different, then even at the expense of the
extra code required to compute that you have a null-sized rectangle (ie
a point click), you might want to use the same code.
But, especially for a newbie, it will not be intuitive that by clicking
without dragging, the rectangle select will do a point-click select.
I feel the developers must always put the user before the code
This because the programmer makes a once-off (big) effort, but there may
be "millions" of users that suffer if the coder simplifies the coding
effort at the expense of user intuitive experience.
On 2014/07/01 15:03, Nathan Woodrow wrote:
> My main goal at the moment is to reduce some of the clutter and
> duplicate, or shared behavior, tools that we have. So setting it as a
> default wouldn't really solve that issue. I would only remove it from
> the UI, it will still be in the code for the API.
> - Nathan
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:59 PM, Mathieu Pellerin
> <nirvn.asia at gmail.com <mailto:nirvn.asia at gmail.com>> wrote:
> So maybe we could change the default selection tool to rectangle?
> One of the first thing I personally always do when using a fresh
> qgis (with default settings) is to change selection tool to
> rectangle for the reason Nathan raised this thread.
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Zoltan Szecsei PrGISc [PGP0031]
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