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I am wondering if there is some shortcut when you want the map element to update map-position to the position that the main window is showing, anything else can be the same (scale and so on)

Now am I dragging the map in the element to where i want the layout to be located

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If something is a daily action and feels clumbersome in QGIS, you probably should give it a lookup in the official documentation - at lot of shortcuts have been introduced over the years.

For example, the button set map canvas to match main canvas extent (enter image description here) does exactly what you want. An explanation of all buttons in the map item properties can be found here.

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  • thanks sometimes you just dont know where to look – Åke Eriksson Jun 15 at 10:39

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