Inkscape: A Vector Drawing Tool

Button to abort ongoing operation

Reported by Brynn on 2009-10-24
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Inkscape
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Hello,
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,
Brynn

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
~suv (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”:
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/169054>
Bug #170745 “cancel button for for tile cloning”:
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/170745>
Bug #367017 “Can't cancel object blurring”:
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/367017>

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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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