For moving a feature, the process is to edit the layer, use the "move feature" button, then drag and drop the feature.

I have a point shapefile layer, and would like to move a set of points. This video does exactly what I need to do at this timestamp: https://youtu.be/yiihopTnewg?t=50

However, in my case, there is no "Move feature" button. I can use the "Edit vertex" button, but I can only move one point at a time, and have to select in a different manner to the normal yellow selection process.

In the image below, I want to move the selected features to align with the square.

Screenshot showing the absence of the Move feature button

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You need to enable Advanced Digitizing Tools from the Toolbar menu. Right click the main toolbar -> Toolbars -> and enable Advanced Digitizing Tools. The Move feature is located inside this menu:

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Here is the tool:

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  • Excellent, thanks! It is also possible with the Vertex editing tool, but a bit clunky as it doesn't use the selected features, you have to reselect with that tool first. This will be an easier method.
    – gisol
    Jun 30, 2020 at 4:10
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    @gisol You are welcome. Glad it worked :).
    – ahmadhanb
    Jun 30, 2020 at 4:28

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