Is there a way to get a real-time icon preview at a specified size in inkscape? The Icon Preview panel found in the View menu seems perfect, except I can't find a way to get it to display sizes other than 128x128, 48x48, 24x24, and 16x16.

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    The configuration file (preferences.xml) includes a section "iconpreview" that contains many more sizes which are disabled. I tried to enable them (show=1) to no avail. I'm using Inkscape 1.0 beta.
    – Juancho
    Apr 28, 2020 at 15:49
  • Works for me in 1.0rc1 (7e930b84de, 2020-04-30) . Did you edit the correct file, and edited it while Inkscape was closed, @Juancho ?
    – Moini
    May 3, 2020 at 23:41

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Editing inkscape's preferences.xml as described by Juancho worked for me.

  1. Find preferences.xml. The location of this file on your platform can be found in Edit menu > Preferences > System > User preferences.

  2. Find a <group> tag with id="iconpreview". Mine actually had two <group>s with that id, but only one had a sub <group> with id="sizes".

  3. Add (a) sub<group>(s) next to the existing id="sizeN" <group>s with your desired size(s) and show="1", e.g.

       id="size28" />

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