I'm new to QGIS, but I'm experiencing what I think is a bug.

When I load the qgis_sample_data landcover raster and lakes vector layers, then enable labels for NAMES on that layer, I can only ever view one label at a time.

I've disabled simplified geometry and enabled "show all labels for this layer (including colliding labels) still to no avail.

I've attached an imgur album of screenshots to demonstrate the problem - the only thing I'm changing in those screenshots is the zoom level or pan.

Using QGIS 2.8.3 for Mac OS X Yosemite.

  • Does it work with only the lakes vector in your project? – ymirsson Sep 11 '15 at 13:11
  • You certainly have something odd going on. I've not used this sample data so I just tried. I'm on Windows 7 with QGIS 2.8.1 I opened QGIS afresh. Then I opened lakes.shp. Under the Lakes layer's properties I choose the labelling options, and checked the checkbox for labelling, with 'NAMES' as where it gets its labels from. Immediately I see labels on every lake. – Rostranimin Sep 11 '15 at 14:55

Check whether you accidentally set a limit on how many features might be labelled. There's a check box under the layer properties | labels | Rendering. It reads "Limit the number of features to be labelled to". See the image: Labelling options on QGIS

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