Edit fill not working

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Netspeed
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Edit fill not working

Postby Netspeed » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:28 am

I need to use a custom-color and I've tried the keyboard shortcuts, right-clicked the fill color at the bottom, and went to Object>Fill and Stroke....nothing works. The layer is unlocked and I can use and change the fill color with the defaulted colors at the bottom. What am I doing wrong?
I'm on version Inkscape 0.92.3

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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby Moini » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:42 am

Sorry, can you explain what a 'custom color' is, and have you checked the alpha value for the color you are trying to apply?
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Netspeed
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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby Netspeed » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:21 am

Here's a screen shot https://www.screencast.com/t/nIFkfBimx
I can change the color to any of those defaulted colors on the bottom. However, I have a specific hex color (#763F21) that I want to apply.

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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby Netspeed » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:48 am

I figured it out. I had to go to Filters>Color>Colorize. Works great now.

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Maestral
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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby Maestral » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:22 am

Glad to hear you`ve sorted things out but - How comes your status bar (bottom of the screenshot, next to Layer 1) is empty, even with the object selected?

p.s.
Have you tried Ctrl+Shift+F for custom colours?
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Netspeed
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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby Netspeed » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:52 am

Not sure but I got what I was trying to accomplish

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Maestral
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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby Maestral » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:56 am

Obviously, we have just interrupted your inner dialogue.
Sorry about that :[
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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby tylerdurden » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:30 am

Maybe the OP does not see the dialog docked on the right because the icons are so narrow?

WRT the status bar info area not reporting, it seems on some versions Inkscape only displays prompts for shape objects in edit mode prior to another message or when the pointer is over a handle:
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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby druban » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:04 am

Adding my two bits here is really unnecessary at this point, I think, since the OP answered their own question and has not come back but when has that ever stopped me? OK, don't answer that.

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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby tylerdurden » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:34 am

A number of new users don't find the Fill/Stroke dialog when the icons are pushed far to the right. The dialog will not open from icon using the shortcuts or buttons.
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This is a discussed issue and related to this bug.
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Re: Edit fill not working

Postby Maestral » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:26 am

^ The way you`ve composed this shot is an absolute gem of avantgarde x]
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