Feature request #3498

Add a flag "Label only selected features"

Added by Paolo Cavallini about 6 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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It would be useful to add such a flag; currently this can be done with several workarounds, but all of them are rather ugly


Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 6 years ago

This only for new labeling system

Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Category changed from Symbology to Labelling
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  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Updated by Regis Haubourg over 4 years ago

I think 'label selected only' option is a great option, different from pin/unpin tools, since the last one requires advanced fields, and then possibility to modify or duplicate dataset.. Users often can't do that. It remains a tools dedicated to heavy labeling for me. A fantastic one of course ;-)
The only thing is that there is no way to save selection in a QGS project, correct me if i'm wrong. "label only selected" tool without ability to save it sounds quite useless to me, or at least dedicated to throwable work.
Implementing selection persistence in QGS can be really tricky. This is an unsolvable issue with Mapinfo, full of caveats..

I would rather spend efforts on refactoring labeling so that labels could be placed into layer order control dialog. That way, we could easyly generate masks (plugin Mask for example) and put labels under it.. How does that sounds to you?

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

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