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I have a simple question that should be easy to fix but for the life of me can not figure it out.

Is there a way to have Inkscape automatically open last used dialog boxes such as "Align and Distribute", "Fill and Stroke" and others? This seems like it should be a easy switch somewhere but for the life of me I can't find it.

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Rumors say that this functionality will be available in the next version of Inkscape. See here and here. I'm still waiting... – Paolo Gibellini Jan 22 '14 at 7:38

Short answer: No. You can only save positions for floating panels (not even docked ones).

The option to activate this is in Inkscape preferences > Windows, and it's called Remember and use last window's geometry.

You might also find this useful: Arranging Commands in Panels.

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If I remember correctly, it should be in the next version (0.49) – Drasill Jan 25 '14 at 22:16
@Drasill Awesome news! – Yisela Jan 25 '14 at 23:43

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