Agreed, thanks Nyall for raising this point.
IMHO:
* remove duplication, leaving it only under editing
* disable it when the layer is not under editing.
All the best.

Il 14/02/2018 04:57, Mathieu Pellerin ha scritto:
> I share those concerns too.
> 
> The integration with parts of QGIS is sub-optimal. For e.g., the added
> (and always visible) menu bar in the attribute form. I'm not sure is
> should be there at all, and if so, certainly not when the layer's edit
> mode is OFF.
> 
> IMHO, I'd disable/remove less-than-optimal UI integration (such as the
> above mentioned example), leave the less intrusive ones in there (the
> action tool's actions), and revisit the UI in the 3.2 dev cycle.
> 
> Math
>  
> 
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:34 AM, Nyall Dawson <nyall.daw...@gmail.com
> <mailto:nyall.daw...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hi all,
> 
>     Just wanted to raise discussion about a concern I have with the new
>     "duplicate feature" / "duplicate feature and redigitize" actions which
>     have been added for 3.0.
> 
>     While I like the functionality, I believe we should re-think the UX of
>     how it is exposed in the QGIS interface.
> 
>     Currently, it's implemented as a "feature action", so appears in
>     numerous places throughout the QGIS UI, including:
>     - the actions drop down submenu on the toolbar
>     - within the right click menu for the "identify tool"
>     - under the "actions" heading in the identify results dock for a feature
>     - in a menu bar at the top of the form shown after adding a new feature
>     - as an entry within the right click menu in the attribute table
> 
>     So my initial concern is that exposing it in all these places is
>     overkill and far too prominent for this operation. But my deeper
>     concern is that these actions skip the edit buffer and directly alter
>     layers in place, even when those layers are not made editable
>     (https://issues.qgis.org/issues/17852
>     <https://issues.qgis.org/issues/17852>). So now we've got a menu item
>     exposed in all these places which causes permanent changes to a layer,
>     including in places which are not associated with editing at all (e.g.
>     the identify tool right click menu).
> 
>     I'm also unsure what the actions would do in some contexts - e.g. if I
>     create a new feature and then select "duplicate feature" in the popup
>     form *before* this feature has even be finalized, what does it mean?
> 
>     I'd very much like to see this re-thought before our final release,
>     and exposed in a more standard way via the advanced digitizing
>     toolbar.
> 
>     Thoughts?
> 
>     Nyall
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