I want to connect two nodes which are already at the same spot:

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Here you can see it's actually 2 nodes:

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I need to select them both as they are (atop of each other) and join them. This is the desired result:

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    I'm not an inkscape user but can't you just drag the mouse from outside and then over the points to make a selection? What have you tried?
    – Luciano
    Jan 25, 2016 at 16:35
  • No I can't, that does not do anything at all. I tried all kinds of stuff and I actually once managed to do this by accident. If you're not an Inskcape user I don't think you will find an answer because I am an inscape user and I've really tried to figure it out. Jan 25, 2016 at 16:41
  • @Luciano: Actually, you are correct. See my answer.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Jan 25, 2016 at 18:34

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There are two easy ways:

  1. Drag a selection rectangle over the position.

  2. Make use of the fact that Inkscape preserves selection when you undo or redo actions: Move one node away, select both nodes and then undo.

For some reason, if you select two nodes at the same position, they are not rendered anymore. Nonetheless, if you hit join selected nodes, you get the desired result.

  • Ah well, the fact that the selected nodes are not selected kinda confused me. Also made me wonder what's the purpose of rectangular selection. Jan 25, 2016 at 23:46
  • Rectangular selection is the standard for most graphic softwares, and in the same situation in Illustrator (for example) you wouldn't be able to tell how many points are selected.
    – Luciano
    Jan 26, 2016 at 11:10
  • Eeekk...maye thios would deserve a feature request, if there is not any, for a shortcut on these situations?
    – jsbueno
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:09

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