Inkscape – Change the white background workspace to a transparent color

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If you want to change the default workspace color in Inkscape from white to another color – here’s how to do it:

  • Press Ctrl, Shift and D to open the Document Properties window
  • Click on the Background color

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  • Change the RGBA value to 888888FF

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Note: 888888 defines the color in hex – FF makes the color fully transparent.

Your workspace will now have a grey background.

Source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3510482/transparency-vs-white-background-in-inkscape