Inkscape does not respond when I copy and paste objects.

Asked by ADILSON JOSE CORREA JUNIOR on 2020-01-21

Inkscape does not respond when I copy and paste objects.

I am a new user of Inscape and I am using version 0.92.4.
64-bit Windows 10 operating system with 8 GB of ram


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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1


can you describe what you are copying, where you are trying to paste it, and what happens when you try?

Quando eu copio e colo qualquer objeto do desenho (parte do desenho) o software fica muito lento para responder (colar).

Inkscape takes a long time to respond (slow).

When I copy and paste any object in the drawing (part of the drawing) the software is too slow to respond (paste).

Inkscape takes a long time to respond (slow).

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #5

No problem. Does it only take long with a specific file, or with even a new file that contains only a single rectangle that you then copy and paste?

It looks like the project (file) I'm working on is heavy. Because when I open a new file and copy and paste, a rectangle for example, it works normal.

Especially when I try to copy more than one elements like several features

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #11

Ah, that's good news.

There are a couple things one can do to speed things up. Is it possible for you to share the file?

One important thing is (in 0.92.x) to close the 'objects' dialog and the XML editor. Then to close Inkscape, then to restart Inkscape again. Those dialogs have a huge impact on performance, even when they have been closed during the current session.

This is much improved in the next version.

Other things involve cleaning the document, not displaying layers you don't need, turning off filters, reducing the number of nodes / objects , etc. - but what works best, depends on the contents of the file.

How can I send the file?

You can give me your email


Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #13

You will need to use a file hoster for sharing the file, e.g. svgur . Note that in that case, your file will be publicly available.

You can also open an account at and use the gallery there, or you can visit the chat at and share your file there instead.

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