ArcGIS for Desktop you could select multiple layers and righ click - Turn On / Turn Off.
ArcGIS Pro, you cannot.
That is all.
Ryan, as written, this functionality is Already Offered. That is, you can turn on/off multiple layers in the Pro TOC with the spacebar.
Keyboard shortcuts in the Contents pane—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop
My guess is that what you're getting at is that you want this in the right-click context menu.
Now that you know you can select multiple layers in the TOC and quickly turn them on/off by just using the spacebar, do you still feel it necessary to provide the options in the context menu? If so, why?
You'll have to forgive me as I have not read every single line of the help documentation for ArcGIS Pro. I (like many others) dived in expected functionality parity with the existing ArcGIS for Desktop, not having to learn a very different application.(Because why would ESRI release something worse than its predecessor?)
After reviewing your post and the link to that portion of the help documentation I am now aware of this hidden functionality.
I feel it necessary / ideal to part of the context menu as in its current state, the functionality is hidden. For purposes of accessibility, hiding functions is not ideal... I know it may not be an official standard in the design community but I am of the opinion there should no hotkey functions that do not have an associated GUI function.
Not all end users are hotkey savvy. Many professionals these days need to use multiple applications and cannot or should not have to memorize thousands of hotkey configurations.
I don't want to sound ageist or anything but I work with a lot of old people... They are not going to memorize all of these hotkey configurations. Its perfectly natural & intuitive for them to right click and expect some sort of dialogue for app functions.
I am under the impression that most ArcGIS users should be expecting all of the good / natural functionality from the ArcGIS they know to be present in ArcGIS Pro... Development may be 'from scratch' / a new development all on its own, but if it is intended to be a replacement for ArcGIS for Desktop, then functional parity (not just geoprocessing tools) should be part of the design effort.
Experienced ArcGIS for Desktop users will have to either thoroughly review every line of the help documentation when they discover its no longer in the context menu or perhaps stumble upon this post.
It don't think it's wrong to presume that X number users will assume it was just removed and add it to their list of annoyances / reasons to just keep sticking with ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5. This feeling/stance is present in the comments of almost every ArcGIS Ideas post on this site.
I'm liking ArcGIS Pro so far (mostly due to 64bit) and I want us all to migrate to it, so I hate to see all these compounded annoyances / missing (in this case hidden) functionality be a hurdle to progress / adoption of ArcGIS Pro.
Thank you for your valuable comments, Ryan.
Marking this functionality as Already Offered by using the space bar
I agree with Ryan regarding this -- I was unaware of the space bar functionality until I read this post! My general preference would to be have a right click option on the "Map" as a whole since I know all of the GIS users at the company generally use this feature. That being said, folks can learn to use the space bar feature! And I will do my best to educate the rest of the GIS users at my company.
But would it be possible to add that space bar feature to the entire map? Meaning turn off ALL the layers in one swoop, rather than having to select them all? This seems trivial I know, but we often have maps with 40+ features in the table of contents, and it is time consuming to select the top feature, scroll to the bottom, select the last feature and then turn them all off with the space bar. I often do this command several times in a period of and hour and the constant scrolling makes me feel inefficient.
Sounds like you're after
from that shortcuts doc.
Given all of the shortcuts listed on that page alone, plus all other additional keyboard shortcuts Use ArcGIS Pro with a keyboard—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop my guess is that if all of those were added to right-click context menus we'd have a lot of unhappy users who have to scroll through all sorts of stuff to find what they want in the context menu. So there is a balance.
What if discovering shortcuts that are relevant to the thing you're working with (Contents pane, Table, Editing, etc.) were made clearer?
Yes, that is exactly what I was after! Thank you for sending this along. There's a lot more keyboard shortcuts in Pro that I am not familiar with, so I appreciate you taking the time to give me the heads up.
As for your comment about "making the shortcuts clearer", that would be helpful. Little tips & tricks like providing a description of the relevant short cuts might help me (and potentially other users) as we learn the ins & outs. I just found the zoom to rectangle shortcut on the explorer tab (hold down the shift key). There's a little pop-up help window that appears when you hover over the "Explore" button on the Map tab. I reference that often (since I forget the shortcuts often) and a similar technique might be useful elsewhere within Pro?
Also, I'd encourage the shortcuts to be added to the agenda of the formal ArcGIS Pro intro training session. I took that in-person class a few months ago. While we touched on a few keyboard shortcuts, maybe this could be more formally addressed (ie. if you can't find a button, maybe there's a shortcut!)
Thanks again for your quick response.
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