Feature request #5426

selected objects should go to top level

Added by aperi2007 - about 5 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:04/20/2012
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:- % Done:


Category:Map Canvas
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform: Resolution:duplicate
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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In qgis-dev 3147836.
When a layer has more object overlapped each-other.
Selecting one element using the table.
The selected element is colored yellow.
But if it is not on top of overlapped element it is not visible.
The selected elements (one or more) should always go on top of the layer, this will help it use.


Updated by aperi2007 - about 5 years ago

Perhaps a good solution should be to add to qgis a "phantom layer" always on top of the other layers.
This phantom layer is not accessible from legend.
But it is fill only with eventually selected geometries from others layer.
When the user click on "deselect geometries" the phantom layer is clean.

Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 4 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

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

Updated by Melissa Nunes about 3 years ago

I would rank this higher than 'nice to have'. Not being able to see selections over other features in the same layer makes QGIS not very useful in QAing my data entry. Thanks!

Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

Hello, bug triage...

this is a duplicate of #5411.

I am closing it !

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