In my QGIS project are 3 labels ("Text", "Turkey", "Syria") displayed (see screenshot) which I can't change or select with the label tools. As you can see on the screenshot, I undisplayed all layers, so, usually nothing should be shown on the map. Where are these labels "saved" and how can I delete them?

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It looks like they are annotations. Select Modify annotations - indicated by the red square - in the image below to select the labels and delete them, if you want, using the delete button on your keyboard.

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    That works. Thanks a lot! Learned that I need to create a annotation layer first to make sure I can display and hide them through the layer panel. Mar 1 at 8:22

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