How can i display an attribute table so it does not disappear from the screen, so i work on an open map and see the attribute table simultaneously?

When i work on a map and has also opened attribute table, the attribute table disappear when i return to work on the map.

I can minimized the map screen and work with the attribute table simultaneously,

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You can use Open attribute table in a dock window from Setting -> Options

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It will be displayed like this:

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Update for QGIS 3.X

In QGIS 3.4.5 it is possible to dock/undock the attribute table directly from the table without going to the Settings -> Options as illustrated below:

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  • i get this note: "Paste features: no features could be successfully pasted."
    – newGIS
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 7:32
  • Which version of QGIS are you using?
    – ahmadhanb
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 7:34
  • QGIS version 2.18
    – newGIS
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 7:48
  • I am wondering what is the relation of the message you got of "Pasting features" with the opening the attribute table in dock. You should right-click on the layer in the table of content and select open attribute table, which will open the attribute table in dock. That's all.
    – ahmadhanb
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 7:53

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