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I am trying to change the stroke width of an icon in Inkscape but, unlike other times I have done this, this time the stroke width appears to be 0 px and I am not allowed to make it thinner:

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The stroke width is actually quite large already, is there another setting I should edit to make it thinner?

You can download the file I am working on here.

BTW: sorry for the potato quality of the screenshot, this is what you get using Inkscape on a retina screen :/

  • Can you put a screenshot of the object you're drawing? I suppose if the stroke width is 0 it will be invisible? What effect are you trying to achieve? – Luciano Mar 7 '16 at 15:15
  • Are you trying to change the stroke of a path or of a group? For a group 0 px is an expected value. Have you tried to enter a value and hit the return key? Tell us something about your efforts, please. – Paolo Gibellini Mar 7 '16 at 15:24
  • @PaoloGibellini when I select the object, at the bottom of the window I see "Path 11 nodes in layer", so I think it's a path. When I enter a value and press Enter, the value is reset to zero. If I click on the up arrow in the stroke width section, the value goes to 0.100, if I press it again it goes back to 0.000. – user1301428 Mar 7 '16 at 16:10
  • This is a very odd behaviour. Can you put your SVG file in an accessible site and inset the link in your question? – Paolo Gibellini Mar 7 '16 at 16:29
  • @PaoloGibellini Sorry for the late reply. I have added a link to the SVG file in my question. – user1301428 Mar 9 '16 at 11:28
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In your file we have two (or three) nested problems.

The first is related to the group: for a grouped object we see 0 px as stroke value:

0px

Your icon is nested in a series of groups, and you have to hit Shift-Ctrl-G repeatedly until done:

ungroup

The stroke width is 0 px again, and in this case is correct, because your path is composed by an outer and an inner section, with a 0 px stroke and a black fill:

path

You can break apart the path:

break apart

Now, you can remove the inner path and add a border to the outer one:

a border

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    Thank you for the extensive explanation, worked perfectly :) – user1301428 Mar 9 '16 at 13:53

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