I have a very simple drawing in Inkscape. It consists of a path in heart shape and I have a circle, filled red. I can neither scale nor move the red circle and I can't figure out why.

Here's my drawing:

Inkscape drawing

I have tried:

  • unlocking the object. But as you can see in the objects panel, the object is already unlocked. If it is locked, I can't even drag it around. However, dragging is possible.
  • changing the position by modifying the X and Y coordinates in the textbox. While I can enter text, it restets back to the old values as soon as I press Enter.
  • deleting the circle and creating a new one. The new circle has the same restriction.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.

  • 2
    I can't replicate the issue. I can't see anything obviously wrong. Perhaps you could share the SVG? Make sure you are using the most recent Inkscape 0.92.2, just in case it's a bug in an old version.
    – Billy Kerr
    Mar 12, 2018 at 17:22
  • I ran into a similar problem with a multi-line text object, but it was definitely not related to snapping. People with the same problem may be interested in gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/issues/1455
    – hans_meine
    Dec 26, 2019 at 11:41

1 Answer 1


Disable Snap nodes, Paths, and Handles button - yes, it's just one button, its on the top second layer of options.

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