[Qgis-developer] Gui design - non modal layer properties dialog ?

Anita Graser anitagraser at gmx.at
Thu Mar 27 07:24:45 PDT 2014

Thanks for bringing this up Michael!

Am 27.03.2014, 14:05 Uhr, schrieb kimaidou <kimaidou at gmail.com>:
> I have one thing in mind which IMHO would be great to have in QGIS
> regarding the layer properties dialog :
> * Make it non modal, so that the user can still pan/zoom the map, or even
> select other tools

+1 What I really would want is to be able to pan and zoom the map to be  
able to see how the style looks at different zoom levels and regions.  
Sometimes it's also necessary to use the identify tool while designing a  

What's the worst case that could happen if we just make the dialog modal?  
Somebody could try to delete the layer from the layer list, or close the  
project, or ...

> * When the user changes the active layer, the whole content of the opened
> layer properties dialog is refreshed with the layers properties.

+0 That might be confusing if changing layers happens by accident because  
of a wrong click. The user might not notice and start misconfiguring a  

Best wishes,



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