please go back to px user units (wishlist)

Bug #1719162 reported by Brynn
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Bug Description

Hi Friends,
Related to this mailing list discussion: (it's long)

Many users are having trouble setting their Display units and Scale setting, since changing Inkscape to A4/mm as the default (with 0.92.x). The list discussion brings up many different use cases for and against mm.

I think Inkscape should not be groomed to suit certain use cases over others. It should be made easily and equally usable by all. My opinion.

Currently with 0.92, those who do not want to use mm, or those who want to change from mm to some other real world unit (inches, for example) have to make a few clicks to do so. What's more, many users have needed guidance, because it's neither clear nor intuitive.

If Inkscape requires that mm be used for the default unit, so that it can't function otherwise, please design the UX so that users only have to click once to change their units (like before 0.92). Make the Scale setting silent.

However, my wish is to revert to units handling before 0.92, where px was the user unit, where it was simple to change units -- change one setting -- one click in Document Properties.

Inkscape is Much more flexible as it was before. Please go back to px user units.

Thanks for listening.

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Brynn (brynn4inks-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

PS - I might add that many of the not-so-tech-oriented users, just like me, who can scarcely understand this, will not speak up about this, because they don't understand it. I'm afraid that if Inkscape keeps this new unit system, it might scare away this type of user.

For myself, I might not want to help other users, who use a different unit, because I'll have to reset my own Inkscape doc to match theirs. And I honestly don't want to do that. If it's s simple matter of clicking the other unit in the dropdown menu, that's fine. But all this, change unit-change scale-change unit again. Really?

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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Brynn (brynn4inks-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

This is an opinion. But it's also a request. Call it a feature request maybe. But I'm afraid "Opinion" means it will be ignored.

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Brynn (brynn4inks-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Actually this might be a duplicate.... Not sure.

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Brynn (brynn4inks-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I've just transferred this to GL

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