Button to abort ongoing operation

Bug #459774 reported by Brynn
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Bug Description

This is a wish list item.
There are a number of different circumstances in which a lot of RAM or processor time is needed, when working with, eg - complex images with a lot of gradients, or a large number of nodes. At the moment, I'm playing around with Tiled Clones, where I have over 2000 tiny clones. So when I do certain things to all of them at once, like break their link to each other, it can take 3 or 4 minutes.

And I understand that it's just a limitation that Inkscape has for now, and I'm fine with it. But I'm wondering if it might be possible to create some sort of "Abort the Process" button. I expect I will always be a student of Inkscape, but especially when I'm trying something new, it can be frustrating to click something, and realize a second later that it wasn't what I meant to do, but have to wait 3 or 4 minutes for it to finish....and then another 3 or 4 minutes to Undo it!

I know nothing about coding, so don't really have a clue whether it's even a viable option. But if so, I'd like to request something like an "Abort the Process" feature.

Thanks for listening,

tags: added: performance
summary: - abort the process
+ low performance with thousands of clones
summary: - low performance with thousands of clones
+ Button to abort ongoing operation
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su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

loosely related wishlist reports that ask for a subset of actions to be canceled at will:

Bug #169054 “Filters cannot be interupted”:
Bug #170745 “cancel button for for tile cloning”:
Bug #367017 “Can't cancel object blurring”:

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

A cancel button for potentially long or processor intensive operations would be a very useful addition indeed.

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

Migrated to: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/issues/1309

Closing this by marking invalid.

Note that I have not looked at the related reports mentioned in Comment #1, for whether they have been migrated or not.

Migrated and closed by brynn.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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