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I know how to search by coordinates in QGIS from this query:

How do I search for a coordinate in QGIS?

but when I type the coordinates of my potential place is quite hard to define it roughly, because nothing shows the certain point on which the coordinates were defined.

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I can play by changing the scale, which is next to, but I would like to have some crosshair in the middle of the screen, which will clearly mark the place with coordinates provided manually. Is it possible in QGIS?

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You can use Lat Lon Tools Plugin.

After installing plugin:
(1) Click on "Zoom to Coordinate" button on the "Lat Lon Tools Toolbar"
(2) Open "Lat Lon Settings"
(3) Select "Project CRS"
(4) Enter the coordinates, press Enter

The plugin adds a crosshair. It remains until closing the "Zoom to Coordinate" window.

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  • That's exactly what I was looking for! Now I have the crosshair and it stays in the same place even when I drag the map. Thank you very much!
    – MKR
    Dec 24, 2021 at 8:42

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