is there any possibilty to increase the number of recent selections in the menu select by expression? I can´t store more than 20 selections. If I create a new selection, the oldest selection is overwritten.

Or is there a way to create a own group menu, like Recent(Selection), with a own description and selection? I use the QGIS Version 3.4.8 LTR enter image description here

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    I'm with @she_weeds here. I guess there is not much to do to increase the number of recent items (20), basically because it is hardcoded. Regarding the other option, I think that would require some effort. If you're interested and you won't migrate soon, you could consider hiring a dev for that. :) Jun 2, 2020 at 13:14

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Consider upgrading to QGIS 3.12 - you can save and load user expressions, so if you've got one that you use frequently you don't need to scroll through recent (or save them in an external text file...)

  • Hi, sorry I forgot to say that I use QGIS 3.4.8 LTR. An upgrade is planed in my company in 4 months. Therefore I use another way, to solve my problem
    – joe_gerner
    May 27, 2020 at 8:07
  • Given that the problem has for all intents and purposes been "solved" with this update, I suspect your best option might be to just wait until your company updates or try to bring that date forward. It's a far easier solution than paying a dev to put in so much effort for something that's going to become irrelevant in 4 months and is a questionable UI choice (>20 recents becomes very cluttered). In the interim, you might have to resort to simpler workarounds like pasting commonly used expressions in text files.
    – she_weeds
    Jun 3, 2020 at 23:49

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