I'm using Inkscape on a regular basis, and I know well the shortcuts to show a specific tool panel (like Ctrl + Shift + F).

I like the docked tool panel that I can fold to have the full canvas size. I can click on the handle to have it fold / unfold. Now on a big screen I'm loosing time to precisely click on that little handle, so I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut, but to no avail sadly.

I thought it might be somewhat a standard shortcut but I can't find it !

Thanks for any help you can provide as I do that tons of times and it is driving me mad ^^

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The shortcut to toggle the dialogs is F12. You can see it under View > Show/Hide Dialogues. If you are using a laptop, you'll likely need to hold down the Fn key as well.

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    Thanks ! I feel a bit ashamed to not have found this by myself, it seems so obvious. Thanks anyways, hope this helps other users coming here for the same answer.
    – Joel.O
    Mar 23, 2022 at 11:18
  • @Joel.O No worries, sometimes I can't see something that's staring me in the face!! ;)
    – Billy Kerr
    Mar 23, 2022 at 11:20

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