In Inkscape, when I stretch a line having an end marker (e.g., an arrowhead), the marker scales. I'm not sure why anyone would want this. Is there a way to keep the same marker, and only stretch the line? I think we could assume that's what the user always wants, since for example, having different sized arrowheads in a diagram is unconventional, not to mention that it looks like kindergarten art.

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    not to mention that it looks like kindergarten art – yeah, but so do lines with different thickness.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Feb 11, 2017 at 10:30

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The following option in the tool controls:

icon for stroke width scaling

enables stroke width and arrowhead scaling when transforming a path.

If set, then the stroke width and arrowheads will scale together with the path. If unset, both will be unmodified when scaling.

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