I'm sure I hit a setting somewhere, but now I can't fix it.

When a linestring shp file is rendered in QGIS it adds curves between my verticies... I want straight lines. How do I turn this off?

In the image below, the yellow is a GPX track, and the blue is shp file I created using Save Feature As -> Shape File

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  • could you also post a screenshot from your export window in order for others to be able to see your options?
    – vagvaf
    Jul 13, 2019 at 14:50
  • I just re-exported, and it worked fine this time... I'll see if I can recreate...
    – user94812
    Jul 13, 2019 at 14:52

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Apparently I accidentally clicked the "Curved Arrows" Function in the layer styling options. Had nothing to do with the export, everything to do with the rendering.

Check box, second to the bottom:

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