[Qgis-developer] [QGIS-UX] Composer Legend items: what are the differences between "auto-update" and "update all" options?

Junior delazj at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 14:56:54 PDT 2015

see http://hub.qgis.org/issues/13575

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De : "Bernd Vogelgesang" <bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de>
Pour : <qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org>
Objet : [Qgis-developer] [QGIS-UX] Composer Legend items: what are the differences between "auto-update" and "update all" options?
Date : mer., oct. 14, 2015 23:23

I'm more missing a discussion about why in fact all loaded layers are displayed in the legend, and not only those activated in the canvas.
There is a reason why a deactivate layers: I want to produce a map only with those active ones = shown in the map. 
So why do I have to manually remove unneeded (in my cases often dozens of layers) from the legend, or, even worse, delete them from the project just to re-add them when I produce the next map?

It would be much smarter to add just those active in the moment of creating the legend. In case I forgot one I need, I will be happy to add this one manually.

Or did I miss sth obvious?


Am 14.10.2015, 20:29 Uhr, schrieb Anita Graser <anitagraser at gmx.at>:

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 2:20 PM, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:


I am adding the UX (user interface) list about this legend

The whole situation about legend updates and the current legend GUI
in composer is indeed a bit confusing and changed quite a bit in the
last one (or two? releases). I also think that the "Auto update"
checkbox and the "Update all" button next to it are almost

​Do we have a ticket for this issue yet? 
I'm afraid I haven't had time yet to look into this and form an opinion or even a suggestion for how the UI should be improved.
It would be great if the users interested in enhancing this part of QGIS could come up with a draft and open a ticket where it can be discussed in detail and with images :)
Thanks a lot!
Best wishes,

Bernd Vogelgesang
Siedlerstraße 2
91083 Baiersdorf/Igelsdorf
Tel: 09133-825374
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