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I am finding when I use label vector lines using the newer labeling tool that the labels always appear on top of the lines of that layer. And they appear on top of all other layers in my project. Is there a way to have these labels lower down (i.e. not on top of other layers).

Thanks, David

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No that's currently not possible. Labels are always on top.

An ugly solution is to save the layers you want in the back to an image ("Save as image") and load that image back into QGIS - then overlay the things you want to be on top.

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Thanks for the quick response. I appreciate as well your workaround. Like you said a little ugly so I will only use it if I really need to. Is there a way I can add this as a request for future builds of QGIS? –  David Jan 10 '13 at 20:13
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@David, the existing feature request #5628 "optional "Layer Order" entries for Labels and Diagrams" looks to be the same (or very similar) to what you are requesting. Since it is marked as unplanned, I suppose if it is really important to you, you could always consider funding it as a project. –  RyanDalton Jan 10 '13 at 20:49
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