QGIS 2.18.12 - When I use the Clip or Merge Shapefile tools in QGIS, the set of Shapefiles is created with my chosen name and in the folder I have designated. However, in the Layers Panel, the layer is shown as 'Clipped' or 'Merged'. Is there a good reason for this? Wouldn't it be clearer if the Shapefile name was shown instead? It can be confusing if I have more than one clipped or merged layer.

  • Should have said 'Layers Panel' in heading.
    – Bill C
    Sep 12, 2017 at 22:13
  • Please Edit your question instead of commenting on it.
    – Vince
    Sep 13, 2017 at 2:08

1 Answer 1


Under "Processing" menu -> "Options" look for the "Use filename as layer name" option (under 'General' settings):

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Tick that on and you'll get the behavior you desire.

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