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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurković, Rigel Di Scala

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More time-saving tips

This recipe lists some of the useful shortcuts that aren't obvious to new users but are very easy to remember and can speed up the drawing process.

The Notification region in the Statusbar

This region shows miscellaneous information about the selected objects or options available for currently selected tools. Since it changes depending on the context it is useful to glance at it often, new users can learn from the tips shown and some necessary information can only be found there. If you can't see the whole message because the region is too small you can hover over it with the mouse and read the tooltip.

Space bar to switch between Selector and other tools

Pressing the Space key on the keyboard will switch between the Selector ...

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