Feature request #11696

Red blinking line for empty label

Added by ramon . over 2 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:11/19/2014
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:- % Done:


Target version:Future Release - Lower Priority
Platform: Resolution:wontfix
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
Status info: Tag:UX


When I'm assigning a label a red blinking line appears in the "Label this layer with"

I know that red here is used if something is incorrect in the field.

This is probably a small thing, and usually only hangs around until I pick something to label the layer with, but I feel its cueing me incorrectly as I associate red as wrong.

Could it be black, at least until I've put something in it?

RedBlinkingLine.png (47.6 kB) ramon ., 11/19/2014 04:15 pm


Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request
  • Target version changed from Version 2.8 to Future Release - Lower Priority
  • Platform deleted (win7-64bit, mac)

Updated by Larry Shaffer over 2 years ago

Shouldn't it be red until you have put something in it? The field is required, so an empty field is 'wrong'. Maybe it should have a "Required" placeholder text, something that used to be avoided until Qt 4.7 became the minimum requirement for QGIS. At least that would be clear in meaning.

Before, users would check the checkbox and not enter a field or expression, thereby resulting in no labeling and much worse confusion. So, indicating that the field is required (somehow) is important.

Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Updated by Nyall Dawson 11 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Closing due to lack of feedback

Updated by Paolo Cavallini 11 months ago

It seems a good idea to me. Why not leaving it open, not to forget about it?

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