Over the days leading up to the release of Inkscape 0.47, we are going to publish a series of brief screencasts that demonstrate some of the awesome new features that are in the latest version of Inkscape.
Today’s screencast shows off the awesome new feature that has been added to inkscape that displays a highlighted outline of paths when they are hovered over using the “Node Tool”
The Inkscape 0.47 Release notes has a more detail on this feature:
In previous versions of Inkscape, no visual feedback was given back to the user when hovering over paths when using the Node tool. In this update, hovering over a path with the Node tool now results in a highlighted path outline being displayed. Note: the duration and color of the new path outline feature can be configured in the Tools > Node section of the Inkscape Preferences dialog.