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I group two objects. Select both, go to object and Group.

To select an object inside a group I double click. But then, how I come back to the group? Making a search I found escape or ctrl ↵. I tried both and it does not seem to work. I click on the objects and are still selected individually. I suppose I am still inside the group but I do not see how can I be sure. How to know if I am inside a group?

If I close the file and open again and I click, it selects the objects, not the group.

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Double click on the group to enter it. Double click outside the group to exit it.

You can tell if you are inside a group at the bottom of the document window in the statusbar. If you can't see this, enable it in View > Show/Hide and make sure Statusbar is checked.

For example - #g848 is the name of the group here. If you are in a layer (not in a group) it will show as Layer 1, etc.

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Note: there's also a little drop down selector in the status bar, however it's a bit glitchy in Inkscape 1.0 on Windows, so I don't use it. Not sure what's going on there but it's probably a bug.

Another easy way to navigate between layers, groups and objects is to use the Objects panel (Object > Objects). It's particularly useful if you have multiple layers or nested groups (i.e. groups within groups).

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  • Ctrl+Click or using the node tool are additional options, that do not care about grouping at all. – Moini Aug 6 '20 at 22:15

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