Objects stay hidden when moving through hidden layers

Bug #168636 reported by Bug Importer on 2007-05-15
This bug affects 8 people
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Bug Description

If a visible object is moved through a hidden layer, it stays hidden.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a new document and add two new layers (layer 2 and layer 3)
2. Hide layer 2
3. Add a rectangle to layer 1
4. Use 'Move selection to layer above' twice on the rectangle
5. Now on layer 3, the object is still hidden

John Cliff (johncliff) wrote :

Isnt reproducable in SVN. Have to assume this has been fixed. Please reopen or refile if you can reproduce in a current SVN build

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Fix Released
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Reopening - apparently a regression was introduced current trunk and upcoming 0.48.2

AFAICT it might have been introduced by the fix for bug #249035 in r10113:
Object picking up the layer style attribute 'display:none' was
- not reproduced with 0.46, 0.47, 0.48.0, 0.48.1, 0.48+devel r10107
- reproduced with 0.48+devel r10115, r10427 and 0.48.x r9819 (0.48.2)
(tested on Mac OS X 10.5.8 (i386))

- InkscapeForum: «move object to hidden layer, called "hide layer" in UndoHist»
- Bug #322124 “Layer style definitions are copied to shapes”

Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Released → New
tags: added: layers styles
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Confirmed by newly reported duplicate.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed

Bug is still present on 0.48.4.

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

When a layer is hidden, it gets a display:none value in the style attribute.
When the object moves from the hidden layer, it inherits the display:none and keeps it wherever you move it.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Beluga (buovjaga) wrote :

Still repro.

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Inkscape 0.92+devel 15099 (GTK3)

z3z (z3z) wrote :

I'm running KDE neon. I actually have two versions of Inkscape installed:

Default version from the repos - Inkscape 0.91 r13725
A snap package - Inkscape 0.92.1 15371

I get this bug in both programs and can reproduce every time.

I'm running:
KDE plasma version 5.9.4
KDE frameworks version 5.33.0
Qt Version 5.7.1
Kernel 4.8.0-46-generic
64bit OS

After moving through a hidden layer, the object simply disappears and you can't select it again, even if you do an elastic band select over the area where it is. It may still be there in the XMl but it's effectively gone as far as Inkscape's interface is concerned.

Puddlejumper (alan-fineline) wrote :

I am also having this problem exactly as described above.

Inkscape 0.91 r13725

Mac OSX Sierra 10.12.6

I have this problem in Inkscape 0.92.3, on Windows 7 Pro

As a workaround, I use Cut/Paste in Place, into the desired layer.

John Workman (lemonphenomenon) wrote :

I have the same problem.

Inkscape 0.92.2

Mac OSX Sierra 10.12.5

Dakto Dajaky (sakonn) wrote :

I use Inkscape 1.0beta and the same problem appeared.
Mac Os Catalina 10.15.

Claudio Ebel (claudio-ebel) wrote :


the bug is NOT reproduced with Inkscape version 1.1-dev (f9311a1ba8) under Arch Linux 5.4.6-arch3-1.

Jonathan Hofinger (jhofinger) wrote :

Hi, I can still reproduce this with Inkscape 1.1-dev (3322b9c, 2019-12-31) on Windows 10. Will move this to GitLab.

Jonathan Hofinger (jhofinger) wrote :

Hi - thanks for reporting this bug, I've manually migrated it to Inkscape's new bug tracker on GitLab, and closed it here.

Please feel free to file new bugs about the issues you're seeing at

Moved to: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/issues/1498
Closed by: https://gitlab.com/jhofinger

Changed in inkscape:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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