I've got a Layer out of an Shapefile with a lot different Attribute. I colored them using properties->Style->categorized with random colours. Now there are about 800 different colours. It looks something ike this. (It's in german).

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So now if, let's say, I only want to see the second colour "abita Energie Ottenberg GmbH" on the map, the only way to do that is to uncheck all 800 other colours manually. I can't select more to uncheck them together.

Is there an easy way to do that? I hope you can help me.

  • Welcome to GIS:SE @Daniel3110! Which QGIS version are you using?
    – Joseph
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 14:22
  • I am using QGIS 2.14.3
    – Daniel3110
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 14:26

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From QGIS 2.14 onwards, you can right-click on any style item and select Hide All Items:

Hide All Items

Then select whichever colours you would like to have shown.

Tested on QGIS 2.14.3 for Win7 64-bit.

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    The best way to say thanks here is accepting the answer that helped you to solve the problem.
    – mgri
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 6:43
  • @Daniel3110 - Most welcome, glad it worked :)
    – Joseph
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 9:00

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