The rotate left/right and flip horizontal/vertical buttons are so close
to each other on toolbar but behave different on multiple selected objects.
When selected multiple objects and rotating, all objects rotate around
their centre. To have them rotate as one, you first have to group them,
When flipping multiple selected objects, they already flip as group and
see no option to flip these by themselves.
I think these should behave similar. Most of other programs treat
selection as group, and this is what I first expected of Inkscape. But
considering the fact that grouping and rotating is quite easy, so having
these actions both per object would make these actions more general and
therefore more useful.
And to mention, I would only file a bug, no actual coding yet, Inkscape
codebase is a lot like Chinese for me (refering to something ultimately
Also, thanks for this good program