I am relatively new to the composer feature of QGIS, and often have difficulty getting the map centred exactly where I want it. In particular the area of interest often moves when I set the scale.

Is it possible to pan or otherwise centre a plot that is easier than adjusting the extents manually.


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If I interpret your issue correctly, you are looking for the move item content tool which is the rightmost tool button you can see in the toolbar @Joseph posted.

Location of the move item content tool in QGIS 3:
Screenshot of QGIS 3


If I understand you correctly, you are looking for the pan function:

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