I use the identify tool in QGIS3 a lot. When I click a feature it show the results in a identify panel and it gives a popup window that shows the results.

I want to get rid of the popup window as it obscures my view. It also opens a new window for every click which means I end up with a lot of popup windows.

I am on QGIS 3.2.3 but I have encountered this problem with other versions as well.

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Using QGIS 3.10, you may click on the small wrench-icon in the icon-panel at the top of the identify-tool window (see screenshot). Make sure the (only) option is deactivated.

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The documentation for 3.4 suggests, there is a checkbox somewhere, you can uncheck. I suggest you upgrade your QGIS and then use the method described above.

  • Thanks for the quick reply. I do not have the same wrench icon. Upgrading is difficult as it is a remote computer. Not my own laptop. Nov 3, 2020 at 8:37
  • @PythonStudent did you have a look at the documentation I linked?
    – Erik
    Nov 4, 2020 at 8:34
  • I was having the same problem using QGIS 3.10.1 on a MAC and do not have the wrench icon either. There is however a small chek-box at the bottom of the identifytool window that solved the problem.
    – RHA
    Dec 21, 2020 at 15:09

Enlarge the identify window by dragging down its bottom edge until you see the X in the red box on the top upper right of the enlarged window. Click on the X to dismiss the window.

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