I search for a way to add a north arrow to the project frame (and not in the composer frame- that i know how to do), in the blue mark place:

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You can add a North Arrow Decoration from the menubar:

View > Decorations > North Arrow

And set the relevant options as shown (the options shown are from QGIS 2.14 which allows customisation of the Margin from edge setting):

North Arrow decoration


Example UK

  • View > Decorations > North Arrow doesn't exist in QGIS 2.14 anymore.
    – andschar
    May 15 '17 at 15:55
  • @andrasz - In my QGIS 2.14.3-Essen, the option exists. Which QGIS 2.14.x version are you using?
    – Joseph
    May 16 '17 at 10:25
  • I was completely wrong yesterday! I tried to find the north arrow in the print composer, without thinking of switching to QGIS. It's there.
    – andschar
    May 16 '17 at 10:38
  • @andrasz - No worries, glad you found it :)
    – Joseph
    May 16 '17 at 10:57

There is no option to add same graphics (drawing) to map canvas. But you can create grid via "vector->Research tools->Vector grid..." and add it as vector layer.

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