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How does one unselect features only from a certain layer?

I know there's the Deselect features from ALL layers button. But that's extreme. Is there a simple way to unselect features ONLY from (say) the current layer?

I can only think to ctrl+click everything, but this hardly seems effective.

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If you click in empty space (not touching any features of the current layer) with the select tool the current layer will drop it's selection.

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QGIS 3.0.2 answer.

Besides what Jakob said, with the layer selected open the TOC and hit the Deselect all button (or its shortcut Ctrl + Shift + A). See screenshot below:

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Still in the TOC, if one wants to deselect only a few rows of a previous selection, hold Ctrl and click on rows to be deselected.


The following shows how to deselect with pyQGIS: Where is the QGIS API action for "deselect"?

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