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I have been trying to select some features of my map on QGIS to create the boundaries of a domain, however when I draw a shape using the 'Select by freehand' tool, the selection disappears as soon as I release the mouse.

Basically, I can only see the selection while I click and drag across the map, but I am unable to save what I have selected.

Can somebody help me figure out why?

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    do you mean you already have some features selected then when you try to select more the previous selection disappears? If so, hold down CTRL while you're making another selection (as you would if you were selecting multiple files on your computer) – DPSSpatial Oct 21 '16 at 17:34
  • When you select your features, is it highlighted in the Attribute Table? Also @DPSSpatial, my QGIS uses SHIFT to make multiple selections ;) – Joseph Oct 24 '16 at 11:00
  • @Joseph really? Weird... my QGIS 2.14 on Linux Mint and Windows uses CTRL... – DPSSpatial Oct 24 '16 at 15:10
  • @DPSSpatial - I'm sure I changed a setting somewhere at some point because I did use CTRL before (I use Windows). – Joseph Oct 24 '16 at 15:13
  • @Joseph ah! gotcha! – DPSSpatial Oct 24 '16 at 15:18

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