In QGIS, I cannot remove the background fill or highlight that appears as a rectangle behind the text from the easycustomlabeling labels. The background fill is white with black text, and I want the black text only. I have tried clicking and unclicking the "highlight pinned labels" button at the top but it does not change anything.

  • I had this same problem, but it was only for the QGIS display. When I made a map in Composer the labels were OK. Just an FYI for anyone else fighting this.
    – Jon
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 22:49

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You want to uncheck the Background > Draw Background option:

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Any other setting you want to disable, look for the setting to be controlled by an expression, and disable it:enter image description here

  • Thank you- I'm not sure why I was so confused about this. I think I was in the wrong tab in the properties box.
    – user85740
    Commented Nov 4, 2016 at 18:00

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