Feature request #3629

Double-click zoom

Added by andskog - about 6 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Seems to me that the double click event is unassigned when in the map canvas. Would be nice to be able to zoom in a step on the cursor position by double-clicking in the map, regardless of active tool (pan, info etc.).


Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

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

Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
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  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Hello, bug triage...

I am not sure what to do with this feature request...

Apparently, double-click on canvas is still unaffected (perhaps for a good technical reason) in QGIS 2.13 master... But it is not necessarily a bad thing ! For zooming in, I prefer to use the mouse scroll wheel which is much more useful (I can zoom in/out, centered on the position of the mouse even when I am moving some features with edit tools).

What do you think about this ? Should we try to implement the double-click zoom in or kept the behaviour like it is now ? If it is technically complex to implement it, I suggest to close this feature request with a won't fix.

Updated by Sebastian Dietrich over 1 year ago

How about to have the double click activate a "secondary tool"?

Some users want a double click to be Zoom in, some might want it to be Zoom out and I am sure there are others. For our company it would even be a self-written tool. So why not give users the option to select a "secondary tool" that is fired upon double click?

Updated by andskog - 11 months ago

I would agree that a secondary tool is even better. So for left-double-click and perhaps something even for the right-single-click too --

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