"Steps" preference: Allow other units than px

Bug #588786 reported by Lenge on 2010-06-02
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #170293: Selectable units for steps. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

In the "File/Inkscape Preferences.../Steps" settings, the three options...

   1. "Arrow keys move by:"
   2. "> and < scale by:"
   3. "Inset/Outset by:"

are all fixed to "px" units. I'd like to be able to select real units here (such as cm or mm). Manual unit conversion is not a useful workaround due to its inexactness (e. g. "90/2.54" for cm => px) that will probably sum up with multiple movements.

Environment: Inkscape version 0.47 on Windows XP SP3

Note: This wish is already part of Bug #170293 (reported in 2004) which is set to "Invalid" without any notice why. Maybe because it also included some other non-related issues?

Kris (kris-degussem) on 2010-06-02
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.49
status: New → Confirmed
Kris (kris-degussem) wrote :

This seems like a new feature you are requesting.
The options in the preferences refer to pixel-transformations at the current zoom (see also the basic tutorial).
The request is about absolute transformations (whatever the unit at whatever zoom).

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2010-06-02
tags: added: preferences
Lenge (spampot) wrote :

@Kris: You' re right, my request is about *document* units (independent from zoom settings, screen pixels etc.).

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Linking as duplicate to bug #170293 “Selectable units for steps”: (reopened):

Please add a comment here and revert the duplicate status if you don't agree and think this was done in error.

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