layers enhancement

Bug #378413 reported by jdv145 on 2009-05-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
John Smith

Bug Description

What i am missing is some very basic layer functionality for layers:
(I know something like what i am suggesting is already in a menu option "show/hide other layers")

an button in the layers dialog to
- hide all layers
- show all layers
- reverse visible layers (make all visible invisible, and all invisible visible)

and the same for locking the layers.

Since i kinda know how it goes with projects like i know the chance isn't very great that a feature like this will be included anytime soon (always more important issues), so i'm thinking about doing this myself.

I'm a reasonable experience coder (java, c, c++, and some more strange academic languages), so i'm wondering if some dev can give me a no bs assessment of how much time it takes to get familiar enough with inkscape enough to add these features and than of course to add these features ?

jdv145 (jandevries145) wrote :

I forgot to mention a second request for layers...

And option to combine layers into folders/groups. This makes it possible to hide and show all layers of a particular group which is a must if you work with a lot of layers.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2009-06-08
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: ui ui-selection-group-layer
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2010-06-13
tags: added: layers
removed: ui-selection-group-layer
David Merrick (miscellaneous) wrote :

Can i second these - Layers Folders would be absolutely great.
Likewise the show/hide other layers although functional is a bit of a pain. i'd prefer right-click the layers and choose separate menu items - Show All, Hide All but this - as there aren't many menu items. Happy if it's on the right-click rather than a button.

Brynn (brynn4inks) wrote :

I'd love to have Hide All/Show All in Layers dialog.

Thanks :D

John Smith (john-smithi) wrote :

Committed to trunk as r11545 : "Show all layers" / "Hide all layers" added to the Layer dialog right-click menu.

> option to combine layers into folders/groups
Layers can now be drag & dropped to create sublayers - see bug #181473.

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → John Smith (john-smithi)
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Kris (kris-degussem) on 2012-09-06
Changed in inkscape:
milestone: none → 0.49
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2015-02-23
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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