When you scale objects in Inkscape, it either scales the stroke with the object, or it leaves the stroke width alone. I think I've seen a button for it on another post next to "Affect:" but can't find it.

Where is this option actually located?

  • It is not a duplicate. I've already looked at that post - it's the one I referred to - and it does not explain where the options are – Philip Hartfield Mar 1 '17 at 19:35
  • @PhilipHartfield: If you cannot find the buttons with those two screenshots, you are likely having a technical issue, which would be off-topic here. – Wrzlprmft Mar 1 '17 at 20:11
  • How is that off topic? My inkscape version is most likely just different. – Philip Hartfield Mar 2 '17 at 11:53
  • According to just the title of the question, this would be an answer for many visitors: If you're looking for the docked dialog on the right side of the screen. Open with: Object menu > Fill and Stroke. (CTRL+Shift+F) – rubo77 Jun 6 '18 at 7:08

The setting appears at two places:

1. In the toolbar (see related question)

  • Make sure that the toolbar is shown (View > Show/Hide > Tool Controls Bar).
  • Select the mouse tool (F1).
  • In the toolbar, click the icon for scaling strokes.


2. In the preferences dialog

  • Open the preferences dialog (Edit > Preferences... or shift+ctrl+p)
  • Go to Behaviour > Transforms
  • Select Scale Stroke width


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  • @PhilipHartfield Glad to hear. Please accept the answer in order to close the question. – Socowi Mar 5 '17 at 19:26
  • Don't know how, will do when I figure it out. – Philip Hartfield Mar 6 '17 at 22:54
  • @PhilipHartfield On top left of this answer there are three buttons: An up arrow (upvotes this answer), a down arrow (downvotes this answer), and a checkmark (accepts this answer). – Socowi Mar 7 '17 at 9:21

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