Join Two Nodes That Sit On Top of Eachother in Inkscape

Joining two line segments in inkscape is generally pretty easy — at least if the two nodes to join are situated closely together so you can easily click on both and use the “join selected nodes” tool. But most of the time I want the nodes to sit right on top of eachother. How do you join these two nodes? It’s not too bad, here is how to do it:

Join two segments together when the nodes to join sit on top of one another:

  1. Click on one line segment
  2. Shift + Click to highlight the additional line segment
  3. Hold the Ctrl key and drag a box around the nodes to join
  4. Click the “join selected nodes” icon in the “Tool Controls” bar (View > Show/Hide > Tool Controls Bar)