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In ArcGIS for Desktop there is an option to graphic clip inside the data frame - this clips the feature you're viewing without actually clipping the feature into a new feature. Does Quantum GIS have a tool to do this?

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Is this like a cosmetic clip that updates when you pan? – Nathan W May 22 '13 at 21:03
    
@NathanW No Arc and Quantum both redraw when you pan though if that's what you mean? – user18408 May 24 '13 at 19:45
    
No i mean what is the purpose of a graphic clip – Nathan W May 24 '13 at 21:43
    
    
Ok yes that is on the TODO list. – Nathan W May 28 '13 at 13:05

You can accomplish virtually the same effect using the clipper. Simply zoom to the extent you wish, select Clipping mode > Extent, and drag the cursor to the extent of the dataframe.

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