how do I change the points on a star in inkscape? im getting 6 points, but I want 5 point. on other computers with inkscape, I have 5 point stars. I looked in the tool config, but didnt see a way to configure it.

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    The number of points in the star / polygon is available in the toolbar.
    – Juancho
    Mar 28, 2019 at 23:44

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star image 1

As shown in the image above, the stars/polygon tool is selected (lower left) and the 5 point star has been created. Above the star, you can see "Corners: 5" to match.

After performing other work, one can select the star created earlier, then the stars/polygon tool and edit. The image below shows that the previously created five pointer is now ten.

star image 2

If one pauses the mouse over the tool for stars/polygons, you see the keyboard equivalent, which is a star! *

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