When I edit a path in Inkscape, sometimes it selects an additional to the one that I've clicked.

This will cause me to move two vertices, then I realize that so I have to do undo, click the one vertex I want to edit again to really only select that one and then move it again.

What causes this? How do I prevent this? This is really annoying.

  • what is vertices? Do you mean node or corner point?
    – user131195
    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:44
  • @thepooran Yes, I mean nodes on the curve. Only know the 3D modelling lingo from dabbling in blender.
    – panzi
    Jan 11, 2019 at 4:16

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Although I cannot be sure from just the description, I would suspect you are misclicking, selecting the path segment insted of just the vertex/node. Selecting the path segment basically selects the two neighbouring nodes so they move together.

Another possibility is that you inadvertently scroll your mousewheel while/after clicking on the node, which expands the selection to neighbouring nodes as well (in this case, it selects both neigbours of the selected vertex if I recall correctly)

  • Oh, I didn't know you can select the path segment. That's probably it. It would be cool if one could increase the size of nodes.
    – panzi
    Jan 11, 2019 at 4:16

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