Inkscape keyboard shortcuts 

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Ruhi Öztürk -
6 years ago
- Shortcuts
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F1 + S

Selector

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Space

Use Selector temporarily

When the "Left mouse button pans when Space is pressed" option is on in Preferences, Space+mouse drag pans canvas instead of switching to Selector.
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F2 + N

Node tool

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↑  Shift + F2 + W

Tweak tool

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F3 + Z

Zoom tool

0
F4 + R

Rectangle tool

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↑  Shift + F4 + X

3D box tool

0
F5 + E

Ellipse/arc tool

0
F6 + P

Freehand (Pencil) tool

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↑  Shift + F6 + B

Bezier (Pen) tool

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Ctrl + F6 + C

Calligraphy tool

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↑  Shift + F7 + U

Paint bucket tool

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Ctrl + F1 + G

Gradient tool

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F7 + D

Dropper tool

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F8 + T

Text tool

0
F9 + I

Spiral tool

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↑  Shift + F9 + *

Star tool

-1
Ctrl + F2 + O

Connector tool

0

on the tool buttons opens the Preferences dialog showing the page of the corresponding tool

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + F

Fill and Stroke

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + W

Swatches

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + T

Text and Font

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + M

Transform

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + L

Layers

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + A

Align and Distribute

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + O

Object Properties

-1
↑  Shift + Ctrl + H

Undo History

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + X

XML Editor

0
↑  Shift + Ctrl + D

Document Preferences

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + P

Inkscape Preferences

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + E

Export to PNG

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Ctrl + F

Find

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↑  Shift + Alt + B

Trace Bitmap

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + 7

Path Effects

-1
F12

Toggle dialogs

0
Shortcuts

within dialogs

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Esc

Return to the canvas

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Ctrl + F4

Close the dialog

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Tab

Jump to next widget

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↑  Shift + Tab

Jump to previous widget

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⤶ Enter

Set the new value

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

In XML Editor, set attribute vallue

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Space + ⤶ Enter

Activate current button or list

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Ctrl + Page Up

In a multi-tab dialog, switch tabs

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Alt + X

Jump to the first editable field

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Tab

Jump to next field

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↑  Shift + Tab

Jump to previous field

0

Increase value by 0.1

0

Decrease value by 0.1

0
Page Up

Increase value by 5.0

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Page Down

Decrease value by 5.0

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⤶ Enter

Accept the new value

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Esc

Cancel changes and return to canvas

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Ctrl + Z

Cancel changes

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Ctrl +

Scroll canvas

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+

Zoom in

0
-

Zoom out

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Alt + Z

Activate zoom field

The zoom field in the lower left corner of the window allows you to specify zoom level precisely.
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1

Zoom 1:1

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2

Zoom 1:2

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3

Zoom to selection

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4

Zoom to drawing

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5

Zoom to page

0
6

Zoom to page width

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Ctrl + N

Create new document

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Ctrl + O

Open an SVG document

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + E

Export to PNG

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Ctrl + I

Import bitmap or SVG

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Ctrl + P

Print document

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Ctrl + S

Save document

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + S

Save under a new name

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + Alt + S

Save a copy

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Ctrl + Q

Exit Inkscape

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Set fill color on selection

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↑  Shift +

Set stroke color on selection

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+

Drag fill color to objects

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↑  Shift

Mouse drag can drag stroke color to objects

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Ctrl + R

Toggle rulers

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Ctrl + B

Toggle scrollbars

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F11

Toggle fullscreen

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F10

Main menu

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↑  Shift + F10 +

Drop-down (context) menu

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Ctrl + F4

Close document window

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or Ctrl + W
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Ctrl + Tab

Next document window

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + Tab

Previous document window

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Shift + Page Up

Move to layer above

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Shift + Page Down

Move to layer below

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Shift + Ctrl + Page Up

Raise thelayer

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Shift + Ctrl + Page Down

Lower the layer

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + Home

Raise the layer to the top

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + End

Lower the layer to the bottom

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + Y

Undo

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or Ctrl + Z
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↑  Shift + Ctrl + Z

Redo

0
or Ctrl + Y
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Ctrl + C

Copy selection

0
Ctrl + X

Cut selection

0
Ctrl + V

Paste clipboard

0
Ctrl + Alt + V

Paste in place

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + V

Paste style

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Ctrl + 7

Paste path effect

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Ctrl + D

Duplicate selection

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Alt + D

Clone object

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↑  Shift + Alt + D

Unlink clone

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↑  Shift + D

Select original

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Alt + B

Create a bitmap copy

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↑  Shift + Alt + B

Trace bitmap

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Alt + I

Object(s) to pattern

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↑  Shift + Alt + I

Pattern to object(s)

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + U

Group selected objects

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or Ctrl + G
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↑  Shift + Ctrl + G

Ungroup selected group(s)

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or Ctrl + U
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Home

Raise selection to top

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End

Lower selection to bottom

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Page Up

Raise selection one step

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Page Down

Lower selection one step

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↑  Shift + Ctrl + C

Convert selected object(s) to path

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Ctrl + Alt + C

Convert stroke to path

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Ctrl + +

Union

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Ctrl + -

Difference

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Ctrl + *

Intersection

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Ctrl + ^

Exclusive OR (XOR)

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Ctrl + /

Division (cut)

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Ctrl + Alt + /

Cut path

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Ctrl + (

Inset path (towards center)

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Ctrl + )

Outset path (away from center)

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Alt + (

Inset path by 1 pixel

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Alt + )

Outset path by 1 pixel

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↑  Shift + Alt + (

Inset path by 10 pixels

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Shift + Alt + )

Outset path by 10 pixels

The actual distance for pixel offsets depends on zoom level. Zoom in for finer adjustment. All the (, ) commands convert the object to path, if necessary, and produce regular path.
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Ctrl + J

Create dynamic offset

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Ctrl + Alt + J

Create linked offset


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Program name: Inkscape Inkscape (Imaging)

Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor; it can be used to create or edit vector-based visual files. With this program, you can create logos, illustrations, and posters.

Web page: inkscape.org/en

Last update: 3/4/2021 11:35 AM UTC

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Shortcut count: 424

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? Dan-yell OP says : 5 years ago 9/26/2019 7:59 PM
I would like to use a shortcut that can be used while editing text, that would create a new text field under the current one (in the distance that a new line would have).

Surely some alt-Enter, ctrl-Enter, shift-Enter still would be "free" for that.