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If I select an item (e.g. a "highway=residential" with no other tags yet) in JOSM, the item appears in the "Selection" panel at the right-hand side.

Unfortunately, however, it's displayed as "highway (2 nodes)" not as "way 125419318". Is it possible to make the selection list always should the item ID? Obviously, I can select the item and "inspect" it but that's a lot of clumsy messing around with the mouse and a popup window. Similarly ctrl-i and ctrl-h work to open browser pages for the item, but I suspect that there's a setting somewhere to make IDs appear in the main list.

asked 04 Sep '11, 14:48

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edited 05 Sep '11, 16:00

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Add the line


to your JOSM preferences file.

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answered 04 Sep '11, 16:55

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Thanks - I actually got to it via Edit / Preferences / Display / Look and Feel / Show Object ID in selection lists

(04 Sep '11, 17:27) SomeoneElse ♦
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