Background colour changing

Asked by Wahooney on 2010-02-20

Would it (or is it) possible to change the background colour of a drawing when the alpha is 0?

ie. at present whenever the background has an alpha of 0 the background is always white. what I propose is that the background is drawn in whatever colour the user has selected with full alpha. So if one were to set the background to r255, g0, b0, a0, the background shows up as red.

This will have no effect on the exported images or svg's but will be hugely useful when drawing objects with white outlines or filled white.

I hope my suggestion is clear, if not I'll elaborate.

Question information

English Edit question
Inkscape Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #1


This RFE has already been reported some times ago.
Please see


Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Wahooney for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.