I'd like to remove the white space in the screenshot I took of an Inkscape file and merge the two pink objects together into a single object.
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To make a united object we may select Path > Union Ctrl+ after we had selected the objects we wanted to unite.
Gaps between objects will remain visible in the united objects. Therefore we have to remove any gaps before we proceed.
This can be done in several ways, depending on the precision we need for the objects or their surroundings:
Move objects until they overlap
By this the original position of the object will change of course
Move object handles until they snap to the neighboring object's handle
Create a third object filling the gap (this object can be larger than the gap):
In this example the lower shape will be the anchor (and therefore won't move), bus obviously you can play with mentioned parameters and/or the button ("align top edge of objects to the bottom of the anchor") if you want it otherwise.