In Inkscape 1.2 settings, I can select a checkerboard background for my document (as before). If I deselect that, it will instead be gray (which is new). How do I get white?

I have tried different themes, but regardless of which team I choose, there is no white background.

(I was trying to add the tag inkscape-1.2, but my reputation did not allow that)


checkedboard background

gray background

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What you're talking about is the new 'Desk' color.

You can change it with the button visible in your own screenshot:

Desk color selection button

It seems you might also need to change the 'Page' color with the left button.

  • Do I need to do that every time I create a document? Oct 14, 2022 at 6:03
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    @AndersLindén These settings and all other options in the 'Document Properties' in general are saved per document. To set them for all new files, check these instructions on how to change the default template.
    – Xrott
    Oct 14, 2022 at 9:47

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