Inkscape will not allow me to resize my window

Asked by magnoliasouth

I am unable to see the bottom of Inkscape at all. I cannot make the window smaller by dragging from top to bottom. I am only allowed to drag from side to side, which is no help anyway since it is the bottom that I cannot see.

I saw this:
but it doesn't answer the question. In fact, this makes no sense at all: "The problem is that due to the size of Inkscape's toolbars, it forces a restriction on the minimum height and width that Inkscape can be made. If your screen resolution is below that size, Inkscape may not maximize/minimize properly."

Why? I've used other software with even larger toolbars but never have I not been able to resize the window due to my resolution. That should easily be fixed with a scroll bar and there is no reason whatsoever that there should be a limitation such as this. If I can use Gimp, Paint Shop Pro and a variety of other pieces of graphical software, why is this one the only one with the problem?

For what it is worth, I also tried File > Inkscape Preferences > Misc > Make toolbar icons smaller, but this did not help either. I mean, don't get me wrong. I appreciate all that anyone does with software like this, I really do. I just am surprised that it has such a constricting limitation.

Hopefully there is a fix for this now.

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RIco (rico-rootscore-deactivatedaccount) said :

question 22067 was already fixed in the development version, if your problem is similar try installing the devel version of Inkscape, you'll find it here:

for windows:

for ubuntu:

for mac:

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magnoliasouth (magnoliasouth) said :

Sorry it took me so long to respond. It's just that it has taken me this long to figure it out! You are right, it works fantastic!

God bless you for your help. I'm now off to play with it. :)

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magnoliasouth (magnoliasouth) said :

Thanks RIco, that solved my question.

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magnoliasouth (magnoliasouth) said :

Well I have bad news. It was working to begin with. It crashed suddenly and then when I launched it again it will no longer allow me to resize the window.

Any new suggestions?

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RIco (rico-rootscore-deactivatedaccount) said :

try to delete Inkscape preferences.

on windows you'll find them here:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Inkscape

on ubuntu/linux:

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