Inkscape keyboard shortcuts

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Ruhi Öztürk -
3 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

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F4 + R

Rectangle tool

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↑   Shift + F4 + X

3D box tool

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F5 + E

Ellipse/arc tool

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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

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F9 + I

Spiral tool

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↑   Shift + F9 + *

Star tool

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Ctrl + F2 + O

Connector tool

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

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F12

Toggle dialogs

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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

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Increase value by 0.1

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Decrease value by 0.1

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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

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-

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

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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

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or Ctrl + Y
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Ctrl + C

Copy selection

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Ctrl + X

Cut selection

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Ctrl + V

Paste clipboard

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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

These commands produce an offset object, editable by the node tool, standalone or linked to the original.
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↑   Shift + D

Select source. Selecting a linked offset and giving this command will select the source path of the linked offset

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Ctrl + K

Combine paths. This is different from grouping in that combined paths create one object. This is different from Union in that overlapping areas are not affected. Whether overlapping areas are filled is controlled by the Fill: winding/alternating switch on the Fill & Stroke dialog

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + K

Break paths apart. This attempts to break an object into constituent paths; it will fail if the object is one solid path

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Ctrl + L

Simplify

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Tab

select next object

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↑   Shift + Tab

select previous object -

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Ctrl + A

select all (current layer) - This works on objects within the current layer (unless you change that in preferences).

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Ctrl + Alt + A

select all (all layers)

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!

invert selection (current layer)

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Alt + !

invert selection (all layers)

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Esc

deselect

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Backspace

delete selection

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or Del
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← ↑ → ↓

move selection by the nudge distance

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↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

move selection by 10x nudge distance

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Alt + ← ↑ → ↓

move selection by 1 pixel

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Alt + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

move selection by 10 pixels

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.

scale selection up by the scale step

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or >
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,

scale selection down by the scale step

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or <
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Ctrl + .

scale selection to 200%

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or Ctrl + >
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Ctrl + ,

scale selection to 50%

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or Ctrl + <
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Alt + .

scale selection up by 1 pixel

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or Alt + >
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Alt + ,

scale selection down by 1 pixel

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or Alt + <
  The actual size increment for pixel scaling depends on zoom level. Zoom in for finer scaling.
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,

rotate selection by the angle step

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Ctrl + [

rotate selection by 90 degrees

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or Ctrl + ]
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Alt + [

rotate selection by 1 pixel

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or Alt + ]
  The actual angle for pixel rotation depends on zoom level. Zoom in for finer movement.
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H

flip selection horizontally

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V

flip selection vertically

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select an object

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↑   Shift +

toggle selection

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edit the object

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Ctrl +

select within group

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

toggle selection within group

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Alt +

select under

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↑   Shift + Alt +

toggle under

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Ctrl + Alt +

select under, in groups

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

toggle under, in groups

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

enter group

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Ctrl + Backspace

go to parent group/layer

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+

select multiple objects

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↑   Shift +
+

add objects to selection

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+

select and move

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Alt +
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move selected

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Ctrl +
+

restrict movement to horizontal or vertical

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↑   Shift +
+

temporarily disable snapping

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+

drop a copy

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toggle scale/rotation handles

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+

scale (scale handles)

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+

rotate or skew (rotation handles)

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+

scale

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Ctrl +
+

scale preserving aspect ratio

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↑   Shift +
+

symmetric transformation

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Alt +
+

slow movement

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+

rotate or skew

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Ctrl +
+

snap skew angle

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Ctrl +
+

snap rotation angle

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+

move rotation center

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↑   Shift +

reset rotation center

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Esc

cancel rubberband, move, transformation

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Tab

select next node

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↑   Shift + Tab

select previous node

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Ctrl + A

select all nodes in subpath(s)

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Ctrl + Alt + A

select all nodes in path

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!

invert selection in subpath(s)

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Alt + !

invert selection in path

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Esc

deselect all nodes

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← ↑ → ↓

move selected node(s) by the nudge distance

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↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

move selected node(s) by 10x nudge distance

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Alt + ← ↑ → ↓

move selected node(s) by 1 pixel

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Alt + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

move selected node(s) by 10 pixels

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<

contract/expand both handles by scale step

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or >
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Left Ctrl + <

scale left handle by the scale step

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or Left Ctrl + >
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Right Ctrl + <

scale right handle by the scale step

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or Right Ctrl + >
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Left Alt + <

scale left handle by 1 pixel

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or Left Alt + >
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Right Alt + <

scale right handle by 1 pixel

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or Right Alt + >
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,

rotate both handles by the angle step

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Ctrl + [

rotate left handle by the angle step

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or Left Ctrl + ]
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Ctrl + [

rotate right handle by the angle step

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or Ctrl + ]
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Left Alt + [

rotate left handle by 1 pixel

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or Left Alt + ]
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Right Alt + [

rotate right handle by 1 pixel

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or Right Alt + ]
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.

scale nodes up by the scale step

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or >
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,

scale nodes down by the scale step

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or <
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Alt + .

scale nodes up by 1 pixel

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or Alt + >
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Alt + ,

scale nodes down by 1 pixel

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or Alt + <
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,

rotate nodes by the angle step

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Alt + [

rotate nodes by 1 pixel

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or Alt + ]
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H

flip nodes horizontally

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V

flip nodes vertically

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↑   Shift + L

make line

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↑   Shift + U

make curve

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↑   Shift + C

make cusp

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↑   Shift + S

make smooth

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↑   Shift + Y

make symmetric

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Ctrl +

toggle smooth/cusp/symmetric

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↑   Shift + J

join selected nodes

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↑   Shift + B

break selected node(s)

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Backspace

delete selected node(s)

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or Del
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Ctrl + Backspace

delete without preserving shape

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or Ctrl + Del
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Ctrl + Alt +

create/delete node

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clickclick

create node

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Insert

insert new node(s)

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↑   Shift + D

duplicate selected node(s)

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click a non-selected object to select

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Alt +

select under

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↑   Shift +

toggle selection

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select a node

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select two adjacent nodes

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↑   Shift +

toggle selection

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deselect

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+

select multiple nodes

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↑   Shift +
+

add nodes to selection

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+

move selected nodes

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Ctrl +
+

restrict movement to horizontal or vertical

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Ctrl + Alt +
+

move along handles

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↑   Shift +
+

temporarily disable snapping

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↑   Shift +
+

drag out handle

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+

move a node handle

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Ctrl +
+

snap the handle to angle steps

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↑   Shift +
+

rotate both handles

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Alt +
+

lock the handle length

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Ctrl +

retract the handle

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↑   Shift + R

reverse path direction

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Esc

cancel rubberband or move

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+

draw a rectangle

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Ctrl +
+

make a square or integer-ratio rectangle

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↑   Shift +
+

draw around the starting point

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click an object to select

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Alt +

select under

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or Ctrl + Alt +
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↑   Shift +

toggle selection

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+

drag a handle to resize or round corners

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Ctrl +
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lock width, height, or ratio (resize handles)

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Ctrl +
+

lock the corner circular (rounding handles)

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Esc

deselect

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+

draw an ellipse

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Ctrl +
+

make circle or integer-ratio ellipse

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↑   Shift +
+

draw around the starting point

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click an object to select

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Alt +

select under

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or Ctrl + Alt +
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↑   Shift +

toggle selection

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+

drag a handle to resize, make arc or segment

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Ctrl +
+

lock circle (resize handles)