enter image description hereI am using QGIS 2.18 to identify points that fall out of a specific boundary but the identify features is not working. When I right click, it brings me the polygon feature. So i turned off the polygon layer and highlighted the layer i am working with as described in QGIS identify features button issue but it is still not working. I found the identify mode in the map tools but cant seem to figure out what: "You probably want the Top down, stop at first" means. It is either it does not bring up the table at all or the identify results table is blank. I have also tried this in QGIS 3.4 and got the same results. Some points are identified while some are not.

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    Have you tried selecting said points and checking their attributes in the table? – Erik May 22 at 8:29
  • the points are actually from different shapefiles that is why I opted for using identify features for unique distinction – user118372 May 22 at 8:58
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    Sounds to me like you hadn't selected the correct layer after all? – Erik May 22 at 9:04
  • I wish I could attach a screenshot but there is no option for that here. So i am trying to identify points that fall out of my specified boundary by using select features using an expression which turns the features selected yellow. For the ones that fall out of my specified boundary, I clicked on the identify features icon and right click on the point in question to see its attributes with the same layer still selected but for some points, when I right click, nothing pops up – user118372 May 22 at 9:24
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    You may select features on the map instead of in the attribute table, and choose to display these selected features on top of the attribute table (blue-white-yellow icon with a blue arrow). Could you provide said two points as an example? – Erik May 22 at 13:04

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