Is there a way to resize docked toolboxes in inkscape? I dock toolboxes towards the right of my screen (see image below) but it is taking up too much space compared to my drawing layer. Dragging it by the three dots I can only completely hide it, not resize it. I use inkscape version 1.1.1

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    Try with the new version (inkscape 1.2)
    – s.ouchene
    Commented May 25, 2022 at 9:07
  • Looks like you are using an old version of Inkscape. This was an issue when you had certain larger dialogs open - especially the document set up. The only real way to deal with it was to close the offending dialog. I suggest you update to the most recent Inkscape 1.2. They appear to have fixed this issue now.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented May 25, 2022 at 11:07

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Close page setup tab, it makes all other tabs wider.

In 1.2 it was fixed, and you can resize tab to its minimum width, though.


The minimal width of the toolbox is dependent on its current displayed content (dialog), e.g., the Transform dialog may be narrower than the Document properties one.

You may always hide the dock by clicking at the center of its left side: enter image description here

(To unhide it, click at the center of the narrow bar which remained after hiding it).

  • It is not the case for 1.1
    – Crantisz
    Commented May 25, 2022 at 9:37

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