I am a newbie with QGIS - I have just installed QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa. I am following a youtube tutorial by Steven Bernard and I just found that the styles do not work properly (I run Mac OS X Lion 7.5.1. on a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 MacBook Air).

When I want to change the sybology of my map, this does not work properly. If you have a look at step 3.2.3. Changing Symbol Structure in the manual on 3.2.1. basic Follow Along: Changing Colors , QGIS does not provide me with any choices. It tells me that 'This layer doesn't have any editable properties'. I am attaching a screenshot just to be clear.

Can anybody tell me what is wrong?


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    I got the exact same problem. And I don't think a downgrade to 2.8 is a solution ... I have tried to uninstal maptolib and re-install it without any change. Any other good idea on this? – Arthur Sep 2 '15 at 14:37
  • I still got same problem with 2.14.3 ! – Arthur May 24 '16 at 14:08
  • Same problem now with the QGIS 2.14.x and 2.18.X on MAC OS 10.8.5 Works well on MAC OS 10.9.5 It seems to be a problem of compatibility? So the other solution instead of degrading QGIS would be to upgrade MacOSX to at least 10.9.5? – Renaud Feb 23 '17 at 15:44

I had a similar error with pseudocolor properties on macboook air mid 2011 OS x 10.10.4

This solved my problem:

  • And yes, QGIS 2.8 works fine! – BritH Aug 7 '15 at 19:21
  • Could you elaborate as to how matplotlib is relevant for this solution? Is it not enough to downgrade to 2.8? – underdark Aug 11 '15 at 19:46
  • The example from @BritH appears to be a vector layer, and not a raster layer. I'm running QGIS Pisa 2.10.1 on Yosemite 10.10.4 and am able to stylize vector layers. (However, I am not able to stylize raster layers though due to a known issue, detailed more here, and reported as an official issue here.) – Tele-Pet Aug 11 '15 at 21:57

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