GUI option in preferences to select default template

Bug #1673608 reported by Patrick Storz
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Bug Description

Currently we require users to create a custom "default.svg" to change the default template used on Inkscape startup which is not very user friendly and probably not easily discoverable for many users.

I therefore suggest to introduce a preference that allows to select any SVG file on disk to be used as the default template.

Three possible implementations (ordered from easy to hard to implement / hard to easy to use):
1. A simple text input where one can copy/paste an absolute path to a .svg file on disk
2. A text input that also offers a "Browse" button that opens a file chooser
3. A dropdown that offers all available templates in default template directories plus an additional "Browse" option.

Tags: preferences ui
Patrick Storz (ede123)
tags: added: ui-preferences
tags: added: preferences
removed: ui-preferences
tags: added: ui
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TylerDurden (8thrule) wrote :

I currently tell my students to save a new default.svg document to the user profile templates folder, that way they know more about where persistent custom templates, symbols, etc, can be placed.

That said, a button in the Document Properties panel that selects "make this the default document" with a radio button pair that chooses "For just me" or "For all users" might be handy.


jazzynico (jazzynico)
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

I guess this can be considerd fixed;

Master has an option to save any document as a new template and allows to also set the saved template as default template

Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 1.0
Max Gaukler (mgmax)
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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