My apologies, this is quite certainly a duplicate of an old question, but I cannot find the answer. I am struggling with drawing polygons in the new QGIS 3.8.3 on Mac.

In QGIS 2 drawing polygons was as simple as enabling the editing mode, clicking the "Add Polygon" button, drawing the polygon by clicking and then right-clicking (Ctrl + click on the trackpad). After this, a pop-up would come and ask to add Feature Attributes.

In QGIS 3.8 everything works relatively similar until the right-click. Nothing happens. Only Esc works and removes the polygon (as it should). Which button am I supposed to press?


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I found it! In the settings of my mac, I selected "bottom right click" in my trackpad to act as a secondary click aka right click. So when I click the bottom right of my trackpad, its essentially a right click which allows me to complete the polygon!

  • Thank you Rayna. That, indeed, works for me too. For those who wonder what is meant by "bottom right-click", see here: macpaw.com/how-to/right-click-on-mac. Seems like this is a bug which will (hopefully) be fixed in future releases.
    – Mikko
    Oct 12, 2019 at 18:10

Looks to be a bug:


I would comment on that saying you are experiencing the same issue and use 2.18 in the meantime.


Assuming you have fields in the layer you are editing,

1) Select Settings > Options

2) Click on the Digitizing tab

3) Deselect Suppress attribute form pop-up after feature creation

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*Note: if there are no fields in the layer, the form will not open.

  • Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately, this does not help, as the option is already deselected.
    – Mikko
    Oct 4, 2019 at 7:59

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