Choosing Stroke color with cursor

Asked by John Morgan on 2017-12-10

Does Inkscape allow choosing stroke color with the cursor? When in the Fill and Stroke dialog and on the Stroke tab, I use the cursor in the color pallet at the bottom of the page and then the fill is what changes. Is this the normal process?

Thanks,

John...

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TylerDurden
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2017-12-11
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2017-12-11
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2017-12-11
Best TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

Yep, the palette at the bottom is for stroke or fill... shift-click for stroke, click for fill on the selected objects. No need to open the fill/stroke panel to use those. Colors can be dragged from the palette onto non-selected objects for fill, shift-drag and drop to change stroke on non selected objects.

http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/index.html

John Morgan (john05) said : #2

Thanks TylerDurden, that solved my question.

John Morgan (john05) said : #3

Thanks Tyler.
I'm new to this type of stuff. I read my butt off looking for that answer. Getting to know the terminology will take me a bit. So I went back into the online manual and there it was, right where I was reading. Just didn't understand it all. Inkscape is getting to be fun but sometimes when stuck, it is frustrating.

John........

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

Try this manual (not polished yet, but meant for beginners and contains everything a beginner needs):
write.flossmanuals.net/start-with-inkscape/_draft/

Mc (mc...) said : #6

also, most of the time you have useful info in the status bar : When you hover the palette at the bottom of the page, the message is "color:#0000; click to set fill, shift+click to set stroke"

John Morgan (john05) said : #7

Thanks Mc,
It all made sense when Tyler Durden responded. This is getting somewhat fun
now..

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 5:12 PM, Mc <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Your question #661566 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/661566
>
> Mc posted a new comment:
> also, most of the time you have useful info in the status bar : When you
> hover the palette at the bottom of the page, the message is
> "color:#0000; click to set fill, shift+click to set stroke"
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

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Sincerely,

John Morgan
2586 Grosvenor Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
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513-825-8243

John Morgan (john05) said : #8

Thanks Hachmann,
It looks good so far.

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 2:47 PM, Hachmann <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #661566 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/661566
>
> Hachmann posted a new comment:
> Try this manual (not polished yet, but meant for beginners and contains
> everything a beginner needs):
> write.flossmanuals.net/start-with-inkscape/_draft/
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

--
Sincerely,

John Morgan
2586 Grosvenor Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
<email address hidden>
513-825-8243

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #9

Lol, yes, we have lots of nice people here :) (and that's great!)