How to align points with QGIS like in CorelDraw. Align left, top etc?

I have some points and want to align them to top in one line. I can change the Y coordinate of every point but it will take a lot of time.

Or is there a way to change the Y coordinate for selected points?

Any plugin?

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If you're confortable with python and PyQGIS you can do this with this code snippet :

#get the layer
layer = iface.activeLayer()

#get the y value of selected Point
y_list = []
for elem in layer.selectedFeatures():

#change the geometry of selected Point
for elem in layer.selectedFeatures():
    geom = QgsGeometry().fromPoint(QgsPoint(elem.geometry().asPoint().x(), max(y_list))) #keep X value and change y to the max y previously find
    layer.changeGeometry(elem.id(), geom)

You just need to Copy/paste this code in the editor of the python console then select your layer and select all the point you need to align, then run.

The code will find the maximum y value of the selected point and change the y value of others point accordingly.

Be careful that you have Point and not MultiPoint and that your CRS is coherent with using the max y value.

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