Feature request #10450

single symbol layers should not rely on a stringless child to show symbology preview

Added by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV almost 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:06/04/2014
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:Martin Dobias % Done:


Category:Map Legend
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform: Resolution:fixed/implemented
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
Status info: Tag:


Since the early days I've been using QGIS, there's been a small irritant that I feel should be addressed. Currently, single symbol layers are eating vertical spacing to show a symbology preview in a string-less child row. It has always felt odd to me, and IMO would look much better if the symbology preview would simply replace the generic layer type (polygon, line, point) glyph in a single row.

A visual proposal is worth a thousand words:

crossing fingers real hard :)

this.png (60.2 kB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 06/04/2014 01:54 am

Related issues

related to QGIS Application - Bug report #8604: Repeated number of elements in legend Closed 09/12/2013


Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 3 years ago

I'm in two minds, only because you loose the geometry type information if you don't have a symbol set, but other then that I don't mind it. Not sure how hard it would be too do.

Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 3 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request

Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV almost 3 years ago

Nathan, actually, the symbology preview does a good job ( most of the time ) at indicating what geometry type the layer is ( unless you have very fat lines, line is clearly visible, etc. )

Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

This can be closed now, right?

Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Assigned to set to Martin Dobias
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented


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