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#5012 closed enhancement (fixed)

[PATCH] Rename File->New to "New Layer"

Reported by: HamishB <hamish_b@…> Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core Version: tested
Keywords: layers Cc:

Description

(JOSM r3208)

Hi,

probably it is right under my nose and I am missing it, but there doesn't seem to be a button to create a new empty layer to work with? (?!)

my current work-around is to create a .osm file with a single dummy node in it, open that & remove the single node, then copy/paste extracted features into that..

?

thanks,
Hamish

Attachments (1)

New_layer_action_rename.patch (670 bytes) - added by Claudius 9 years ago.
Patch to rename menu item and tooltip File->New to New Layer

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Change History (10)

comment:1 in reply to:  description ; Changed 9 years ago by bastiK

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Replying to HamishB <hamish_b@…>:

probably it is right under my nose and I am missing it

Yes it is! File > New Layer

my current work-around is to create a .osm file with a single dummy node in it, open that & remove the single node, then copy/paste extracted features into that..

Should work without the dummy node...

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 9 years ago by HamishB <hamish_b@…>

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened
Summary: new empty layer?rename File->New to "New Layer"

Replying to HamishB <hamish_b@…>:

probably it is right under my nose and I am missing it

Replying to bastiK:

Yes it is! File > New Layer

d'oh! thanks.

reopening wish to have that menu entry actually be "New Layer" and not just the somewhat ambiguous "New" as it is now.

Should work without the dummy node...

It still has to work with us dummies though :)

cheers,
Hamish

Changed 9 years ago by Claudius

Patch to rename menu item and tooltip File->New to New Layer

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Claudius

Summary: rename File->New to "New Layer"[PATCH] Rename File->New to "New Layer"

Attached patch. This renamed entry makes sense with both adding an additional layer to an existing JOSM project as well as starting a new project.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by stoecker

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

(In [3260]) fix #5012 - rename New to New Layer

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by HamishB <hamish_b@…>

cheers!

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by HamishB <hamish_b@…>

one last comment: all other layer management tasks have buttons on the layer list, why not 'New'?

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by stoecker

Because you have no layer list when you want to press "New"?

comment:8 in reply to:  7 Changed 9 years ago by HamishB <hamish_b@…>

all other layer management tasks have buttons on the layer list,
why not 'New'?

Replying to stoecker:

Because you have no layer list when you want to press "New"?

But I do. This wish report was inspired while creating additional empty layers that I could selectively cut and paste things into, and workflow-wise I've been treating them like layers in a graphics program. Select features to import, paste into the new layer to isolate them, verify, upload.

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by bastiK

The new layer Menu item is already placed too prominently. If we add it also to the layer dialog (at first position, naturally) this would be a trap for new users to miss the part where you are supposed to download the area first:

  • Open gpx file
  • Click new layer
  • Trace roads, apply presets
  • Upload

We don't want that to happen. On the other hand there are of course legitimate use cases for new layer action.

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