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I want the borders to stay fixed in Inkscape when I'm resizing an object. I found these buttons in Inkscape v0.48.3.1, but they don't seem to work. Is there any other settings that I should turn on?

These are the buttons that should control that:

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EDIT The answer below should be valid, but for some reason this doesn't work for me as I mentioned in the question already. It's probably a bug or there's some additional settings which prevent the normal behavior.

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I've run into a similar issue when scaling groups. Sometimes the renderer applies the scale to the stroke too. As a quick fix, ungroup and immediately re-group. This seems to apply the group's scale to the paths and recreates the group with a blank uniform scale. – jozxyqk May 26 '15 at 9:13
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I've tried under Windows with your version and with the most recent one and it works as usual.

In order to maintain the border stroke while scaling the object, the first button should be up (in your screenshot seems to be down, i.e. the stroke is scaled with the object):

Maintain the border

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Well thanks, but that's exactly what I had. I'm on Ubuntu, and on my screenshot it's in hover position. Not sure what's causing this.. – valk Nov 18 '13 at 11:31
I'm curious now. As soon as possible I will verify on an Ubuntu machine. – Paolo Gibellini Nov 18 '13 at 12:36
Just tried on an Ubuntu machine and it worked well. I'm sorry, it was not possible test it with v0.48.3.1, the installed version was v0.48.4.9939 and I was too lazy to downgrade it. Have you considered to upgrade your version to the last one? – Paolo Gibellini Nov 20 '13 at 23:09
Well thanks. I'll mark it as the answer, because probably the problem is in the version. I tried to upgrade Inkscape by following It doesn't seem to to the job both through sources.list and thru PPA. But anyway, I managed to live without that feature :) – valk Nov 21 '13 at 12:17

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