Does anyone know how to change the highlighting settings of Identify tool in QGIS 2.2? I mean, when i click on a feature with the Identify tool, the feature gets highlighted in red. Can i change it to, lets say, blue? And where are the highlighting settings settings stored?

W. regards,

Edit- i add a screenshot of the Options|Map Tools window. No Identify tool highlighting there... enter image description here

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    Probably they implemented the option in qgis 2.4 – Martin Oct 13 '14 at 12:58
  • Thanks for your quick responses. Probably this is a new feature, but unfortunately i need a solution for qgis 2.2. I suppose it's possible, somehow. – Marty Oct 13 '14 at 13:19
  • Could I ask why you want this? Are you looking to add this to Print Composer or to make screenshots? – Joseph Oct 13 '14 at 13:25
  • I want to validate feature attributes and compare features visually. Using the Identify tool, i get the feature attributes and a highlighted feature on the map canvas in one go. I can check if the highlighted feature overlaps or intersects any other features. Sometimes i compare 2 specific features, then i select one and identify the other and get 2 differently highlighted features. I was hoping that if i could change the highlighting settings for Identify tool as for the selection tool, i could get a better visual comparison. – Marty Oct 13 '14 at 14:39

In Settings -> Options -> Map Tools -> Highlight color you can set the color for the highlighting tool. (Works in Qgis 2.4)

In Project -> Project Properties -> General you can find the Selection color.

  • Could I ask which version of QGIS are you using? I cannot find the option to change the highlight colour in QGIS 2.2.0 – Joseph Oct 13 '14 at 12:49
  • I use 2.4 but i thought that this option should be the same. You can find the options in Settings – Martin Oct 13 '14 at 12:50
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    Nope :) I'm guessing this is a new option in 2.4 or was part of a nightly build for 2.2 but still it's good to know that it can be changed. – Joseph Oct 13 '14 at 12:53
  • In 2.4 there is a "Identify" field where you can set e.g. the search radius and the buffer. – Martin Oct 13 '14 at 12:54
  • Ahh that's cool, I will be checking out the new features in 2.6 when it comes out this month :) – Joseph Oct 13 '14 at 12:56

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