> And even with that, it still doesn't recover
> zoom position. 3 works but ` doesn't. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
> The equivalent menu option "Previous zoom" works, thought.
Most likely your keyboard just issues some other keycode on pressing
this key. Again, it's only you who can investigate that and propose a
How can I check this?
> Actually a switch key would work better. Like push 3 for zoom in,
> again to zoom back. I don't like the idea of keeping Q stroked.
That wouldn't work. We have much more zoom keys - 1, 2, 3, 4 etc all
have their functions. Not everyone zooms in with the intention to zoom
back again. If you want to zoom to selection _again_ and instead it
zooms you out to some previous zoom, it wouldn't be good usability.
Maybe I didn't explain it correctly... I don't intend this to replace
the zoom to
selection button. Rather this is a new mode which would zoom in when pressed and
zoom out when pressed again. The zoom in level would be detrmined by
zoom factor used on the last action, and the zoom out level would be
determined by the
smallest zoom factor used for a determined period of time (to avoid
setting a zoom
out level accidentally while zooming out with the wheel/zoom tool).
The workflow would be like this:
1. You have an object and zoom in and do some fine tuning on the nodes.
The zoom in factor is determined (and the zoom position).
2. You zoom back and stare at the changes for a while. In this short period of
time the zoom out factor gets determined.
3. Press the key and you go back to zoom in state and do some more tweakings.
4. Press key again and go back to zoom out state. Stare at the editing
and go back
to zoom in if you wish.
Something like this. Would be too cumbersome?
So, a single key which travels back through your history of zooms is
much better solution.
That's kinda what I'm looking for... implementation details aside.
PS: I'm resending this to inkscape-devel. Sorry bulia.