[QGIS-Developer] Improving usability of "Project Home" in browser?

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 16:26:00 PST 2017

One option might be to scan all folders used in the profile file and add
each one to the project home folder so you have quick access to all folders
that are currently used.

- Nathan

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:22 AM, Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com>

> Hey all,
> I'm seeking ideas on how we can improve the usefulness of the "Project
> Home" item in the browser panel.
> Currently, this item is shown after opening a project, and consists of
> a directory item showing the contents of the same folder in which the
> .qgs project file is stored.
> I really like the idea of this Project Home item, but I can't make use
> of it because at none of my current workplaces are the .qgs project
> files stored in the root directory of a project. A more common
> structure is something like:
> project_001\
> project_001\incoming_data\
> project_001\reports
> project_001\outgoing
> project_001\data
> project_001\projects\my_qgis_file.qgs
> In this case the shortcut to the .qgs folder doesn't help - because
> none of the interesting stuff is located there. I suspect this isn't
> an uncommon scenario, and that a lot of workplaces don't store .qgs
> files in the root directory of projects.
> Has anyone got any ideas of how we could improve the Project Home item
> to meet this scenario? Best I can come up with is to add a new setting
> (booo) in Project Properties to manually set the project home
> folder...
> (Note - In an ideal world, ALL file open/save dialogs would have a
> shortcut to this project home folder available too. It's possible in
> Windows (see e.g.
> http://www.pbjzone.com/images/VS2010_open_dialog.png) - but not
> exposed via Qt (yet) )
> Nyall
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