If I set a Desk background as indicated in the Where is the white inkscape background? answer, I see it in Inkscape. But, when I select all objects, and then export it like this:
I still end up with a .png file with "checkered" background.
I know I can add a separate Layer object, such as a big fat rectangle, with a fill color or pattern, but that is an egregious hassle for my time/energy. Is there a way to do this common operation in Inkscape version 1.2?