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Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby misstheresa2009 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Hello everyone!

I am trying to use Inkscape to create some graphics and I have a question about how Inkscape launches. Everytime a new file is opened or if I open this program for the first time it opens as a small window. The window is so small that there is no way I can work in it.

Now I know that all I have to do is resize it, but I would like to set the default so that Inkscape always opens in a larger window like other applications do. This would be a real time-saver.

Thanks and regards,

misstheresa2009 :)

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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby Bucic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:39 am

I'd go through the program preferences. Can't say anything specific. I'll check it out when I get back home.
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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby brynn » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:12 pm

You can create a custom default document, which is what opens when you start Inkscape. But first, the small window is the A4 size, except that it is at 35% zoom. It's made this way to have the whole page fit in a window. As I said, you can create your own custom default doc, but instead of changing page size, you may just need to set at 100% zoom.

First open Inkscape. Next, set it up however you would like it to be when you open it. Save As "default.svg" and save in Program Files/Inkscape/share/templates. That's for Windows, and I don't know the comparable folder for other operating systems.

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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby chriswww » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:03 pm

i can't remember my settings but suspect they're the default ones, so inkscape remembers the application position and size and zoom level from the last point of a save to an inkscape (svg) file.

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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby Bucic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:06 pm

Go to Inkscape preferences - Windows
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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby brynn » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:21 am

chriswww wrote:i can't remember my settings but suspect they're the default ones, so inkscape remembers the application position and size and zoom level from the last point of a save to an inkscape (svg) file.

Yes, that's for saved files. But the way I read the original question, it was for new files, or simply launching Inkscape.

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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby Bucic » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:13 pm

brynn wrote: But the way I read the original question, it was for new files, or simply launching Inkscape.

Hence my answer. Which works. I've just tested it on a fresh, minimized-starting Inkscape. Win 7 x64. Solved :)
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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby brynn » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:44 am

Bucic, my last comment (that you quoted) was on chriswww's message, not yours ;)

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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby Bucic » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:31 pm

brynn wrote:Bucic, my last comment (that you quoted) was on chriswww's message, not yours ;)

Ah, yes, of course. Sorry! :oops:
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Re: Inkscape Window Size Question

Postby misstheresa2009 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:46 pm

First, I want to thank everyone for helping me with the window sizing issue. I actually used Brynn's advice to the letter and it worked fine. Special thanks to you Brynn!


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