I want to show the object which I marked as hidden before.

How can I find hidden objects in Inkscape?

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  • open the find/replace tab - Ctrl+F
  • in the Find: section type:

  • in the Search in section select Properties

  • in the General section select Include hidden
  • in the Properties section select Style
  • click the Find button

find hidden fields

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    Also see Inkscape documentation
    – djvg
    Commented Sep 23, 2019 at 12:17
  • This did not work for me. Came up no object found, when I can still see it with edit paths by nodes function. Inkscape can hide things with one click, pulling them out of hiding seems to be impossible on my system. People complain of having to resort to coding, and that is more work than one click, but none of the coding worked for me.
    – user146565
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 13:40
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    Just wanted to add that this worked perfectly for me. And I suggest following the documentation link by @djvg , as there are additional options there. Commented Mar 1, 2020 at 5:13

Ctrl+Shift+X to open the xml editor and select the object without stroke/fill. It will automatically select the item in the main editor/canvas.

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