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I would like to delete multiple polygons at once: How to delete multiple selected polygons at once?

Why can't I right click -> toggle editing Quantum GIS [ it is grayed out] ?

My layer is polygon shapefile. It is the only layer open in QGIS

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closed as too localized by underdark Jun 8 '12 at 20:19

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Please add some more info, like what version of QGIS you are using, and on what platform. Usually, when you can't edit a shapefile, it is because the file itself is either locked or you do not have permission to write to the file. Can you share the shapefile, so others can test it? –  dakcarto May 5 '12 at 1:52
did your shapefile have a .dbf? If it hadn't QGIS (or better put OGR) considers it readonly and you can't edit it. –  jef Jun 8 '12 at 20:00
Pro tip: Save your layer as a shape file, Then reload it into a new project. Boom, editable. –  In code veritas Sep 23 '14 at 20:25

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The answer is that it was in a project and not every shapefile in the project had the same projection.

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This answer contradicts the question: "My layer is polygon shapefile. It is the only layer open in QGIS" –  underdark May 30 '12 at 19:18
@underdark If I remember correctly, I deleted one of the layers which was projected in a different coordinate system and then I only had one layer remaining. I think the project settings somehow conflicted with the shapefile projection. –  patrick May 30 '12 at 19:33
In my experience, layer CRS settings don't influence editing possibilities. If you cannot reproduce the problem anymore, it is probably better to close the question. –  underdark May 30 '12 at 20:29
@underdark I don't have admin permissions to close the question. feel free. –  patrick Jun 8 '12 at 20:09
This is really a comment, not an answer to the question. Please use "add comment" to leave feedback for the author. –  iant Aug 15 '12 at 10:45

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