From other CAD software, I'm accustomed to being able to position an
object in a drawing by it's center. For example, I want to locate a
1/2" circle at grid coordinates X 1.000, Y 1.000. In Inkscape, I can
create my circle, no problem, and I can enter the X and Y coordinates of
1.000 and 1.000 and the circle appears - but the lower left-hand corner
of the box that surrounds the circle is at that location, not the center
of my circle, which is in fact at X 1.250 Y 1.250.
My question is, how can I change the reference point, "handle", or
whatever it's called in Inkscape to the center rather than the outside
corner of this box? I can't believe this is not the default, but I
also have not been able to figure out what Inkscape calls this, and how
to change it.
I'm a new user of Inkscape .92 but very long time graphics user (pixel,
vector, 3D) and would be a better user if the UI was more customizable and
so suggest these possibilities for change, or at least user options:
Ability to move tool panel from being stuck at left edge to floating so we
can put it where most useable. In all my programs I keep it near right edge
of main screen.
Ability to move toolbars on top.monitor screen wide enough to have both
toolbars on one row instead of 2 rows
Allow for use of color palette to be floating. and able to roll-up to a
simple panel row; maybe even on toolbar row with dropdown arrow click
Probably most important would be ability to drag any panel (or toolbar that
changes into a panel) onto a second monitor. I normally use main monitor for
workspace and tool panel and remaining tools/panels/etc. on the second
All of above lends toward better efficiency and full screen use of workspace
Thankfully I can make the program window wide enough to let part of it on
second monitor in default mode now.
the German magazine 'LinuxUser' is looking for one or more
German-speaking authors for writing articles about Inkscape (e.g.
workshops, a review of 1.0).
They are explicitly looking for someone who is *NOT* a member of the
Inkscape community to exclude any bias.
If you think that could be you, please send an email to
redaktion(a)linux-user.de and also check out the hints for authors at
A couple of weeks ago, Inkscape 1.0.0 was running happily on my Mojave machine. Today, it won’t start. Instead, MacOS gives this error message:
The last time you opened Inkscape, it
unexpectedly quit while reopening
windows. Do you want to try to reopen its
There are two option buttons: Don’t Reopen, and Reopen.
Both have the same effect: Inkscape vanishes.
I have tried:
- trashing pref files
- trashing app support files
- trashing Inkscape.app and re-installing from a fresh download
Inkscape 1.0.0 (4035a4f)
MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
RAM: 24 GB
Processor: 3.2 GHz core i5
Where should I be looking next to fix this?