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I need to select polygons and change some attributes in a shapefile. I'm using Quantum GIS - I select the polygon, open attribute table and edit the attributes I want. I know there must be an easier and faster way to do this. I was thinking in some tool which when the feature is selectd pop-up a form with the respective attributes and lets you edit them.

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The "Identify" tool will let you do this. There's a setting under Settings > Options > Map Tools tab > Open Feature Form, if a single feature is identified. Then just make sure your layer is editable, and click the feature with the identify tool.

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Also worth checking out the "Multiedit" plugin which lets you change attribute values systematically in a layer. –  Simbamangu Mar 7 '12 at 6:19
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Try this handy plugin http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/QuickMultiAttributeEdit/

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I just tested this plugin. It works great. Thanks for the pointer! –  katahdin Oct 21 '12 at 18:57
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