Long story short. Why when I delete a node in Inkscape it becomes a straight line? It used to be automatically curved. I miss this function very much.

  • and it is still so...
    – Les Go
    Jan 29, 2021 at 15:52
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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Unfortunately I can't replicate this problem. Deleting a node leaves a curve.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jan 29, 2021 at 18:22
  • What becomes a straight line - from your formulation, the deleted node. Jan 30, 2021 at 22:13

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I was about to post an image that explains my problem but just now I have checked and the problem has been fixed somehow. I just played with settings on the horizontal menu and in "Preferences". At first, nothing changed and I lost hope but when I checked now it works as expected. I must have tweaked some settings for the problem to appear. Anyway, I would like to know what was that for the future.

Issue: Deleting a node makes straight line instead of automatic curve

P.S. Thank you for responding, everyone. :)


Making an examplecheck it

Maybe you should use this button button
Try and let me know

  • if this doesn't solve your "question" try to make an example with some images, we're glad to help you to catch this off ✨
    – Les Go
    Jan 29, 2021 at 16:09

Sure, the preferences setting is Edit > Preferences > Tools > Node: Deleting nodes preserves shape.

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