Well, Bulia you answered to all of my possible questions about node
controling in Inkscape. I never even thought it was so elaborated.
I'll review the documentation entirely during the weekend, seems that there
are lots of stuff that I still need to learn about Inkscape...
Aand another thing about the blur rendering bug (the one that made blur look
"boxed" on tranformed objects), well it seems to be gone, at least I cannot
reproduce it in 0.45pre1.
----- Original Message -----
From: "bulia byak" <buliabyak@...>
To: "momo" <momo@...>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] Gradient tool
> On 1/26/07, momo <momo@...> wrote:
>> Are there plans to enhance node editing by having the possibility to
>> node handles and move them with arrow keys?
> You cannot select a node handle and move it with arrows, but you can
> select the node itself and rotate/scale it with  and <> keys, which
> amounts to the same thing: scaling a node moves its handles closer
> to/farther from the node and rotating it just rotates the handles.
> So it's really easy in Inkscape to achieve the symmetry as in your
> screenshot. Just select one node and press [ several times, then
> select the other node and press ] the same number of times.
> You can also use these keys with Alt which gives pixel-size
> adjustments, allowing very precise movement.
> Finally, if you want to move only one of the two handles, use
> right/left Ctrl or Alt with the  <> keys to move the right/left
> handle correspondingly. (Although I'm thinking about changing that,
> as using left/right modifier keys is not very convenient.)
>> Also, node handles should stick to guidelines (like nodes) to have at
>> some drawing precision.
> They do snap to guides and grid if you enable "snap nodes to
> guides/grid" correspondingly in document prefs. They also snap to
> angle increments when mousedragged with Ctrl. There are lots of other
> keyboard shortcuts and modifiers too.
> In short, there are lots of ways to control node/handle movement, with
> complete keyboard control. Just read http://inkscape.org/doc/keys.html
> thoroughly, it's all documented. If you still think something is
> missing, I'd like to hear your suggestions :)
> bulia byak
> Inkscape. Draw Freely.