auto-naming duplicate objects

Bug #388684 reported by TKR101010 on 2009-06-17
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Bug Description

This is for the new feature wishlist ...

Given that I have created an object (say a path) and in it's properties I've given it the Id "Shape" and the Label "Misc". At the moment when I duplicate the object with ctrl-D, the new object's label will be "Misc", but it's Id will be "path####". It would be nice if it would keep the Label, and append a number to the Id, so that the duplicate object would be made with Label "Misc" and Id "Shape-2".


Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Works as described with 'Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V', but not (yet) with 'Ctrl+D' (confirmed with current trunk r12188).

tags: added: easy-fix
frenchie4111 (mdl0394) on 2013-04-02
Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → frenchie4111 (mdl0394)
frenchie4111 (mdl0394) wrote :

When trying to reproduce this bug I get two issues: When I copy/paste something (Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V) it names the new object in a very weird way.
The first object is named derp,
after one paste the new object is called derp-3,
then derp-3-8
and it continues on in a weird pattern. I am also going to try to address this issue.

Luke Hudson (lukeletters) wrote :

It should also be noted that this happens when you duplicate a layer. You lose any useful ID information in the duplicated objects.
This is a real shame as the IDs are helpful for organizing a large drawing, as well as for exporting to other programs.

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