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When I connect to a WMS service in QGIS, the name displayed in the layers panel is the layer name.

Can I configure QGIS to always display the layer title for WMS layers and fallback on the name if the title is unavailable?

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According to my knowledge : You can manually assign the name ( I have tested and its working on my end). If you want to display the specific filed then you need to customize that particular python module.....not sure. I may be wrong –  Sunil Feb 12 '13 at 12:34
    
If you suggest that I modify existing QGIS functionality, I might pass this one :) –  Chau Feb 12 '13 at 12:51
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As far as I know that's not possible but feel free to add a feature request.

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My bad, I found an existing feature request (hub.qgis.org/issues/4002) which keeps being pushed to the next version. It seems like a simple change, but I might be wrong then :) –  Chau Feb 12 '13 at 12:48
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