[Qgis-developer] Navigation toolbar

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Wed Jul 2 04:47:56 PDT 2014

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for your reply. Can you explain in what circumstances you need 
the refresh button? What are those bugs that need you to manually 
refresh the canvas?

Would it suffice to have the refresh function on the "F5" shortcut key 
and in the "View" menu rather than occupying a button by default? You 
would still have the option to add the button back with customization. I 
would assume that "F5" would be much faster than pressing a button 
anyway. F5 seems to pretty standard in any software, like file browsers, 
web browsers, etc.

BTW: I found out that the "F5" key is currently broken. It does not 
reload the canvas. Here is the bug-report: 


Am 2014-07-02 13:19, schrieb Jonathan Moules:
> Hi Andreas,
> On 2 July 2014 08:40, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In addition to the discussion around the selection tool I would
>> like to discuss a reduction of buttons in the navigation toolbar. I
>> think it eats way too much screen-space by default. I'd like to
>> suggest the following:
>> 1. get rid of the refresh button. I never use it. If you have to
>> use it, than it is a bug in the software.
> -1 = Alas there are bugs in QGIS, I do have to use it fairly
> frequently. More than many on that toolbar actually.
>> 2. Potentially remove the "Zoom to Layer" button. It is available in
>> the context menu of the layer and in the "View" menu, should you
>> need it.
>> 3. Potentially remove the "Zoom to native resolution button". I
>> think it is good enough if this functionality is available in the
>> "View" menu. Do people really use this function? Maybe with raster
>> layers?
> +1 Never used it "native resolution" myself from the nav bar. Always
> right click on a layer - that would probably be the most logical place
> to leave both functions/
>> 4. Potentially combine the touch zoom/and pan tool with the pan tool
>> into a single tool. Is there a specific reason why both of these
>> tools are available? Doesn't the "Touch zoom and pan" also support
>> pan with the mouse?
> +1 I've never been clear what the difference between them is anyway.
>> 5. Potentially combine the pan to selected and zoom to selected into
>> a drop-down button menu, like we have with the measure or select
>> tool.
> +1 seems sensible.
>  Just my 2p.
> Cheers,
> Jonathan
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