Get a clutter-free Dia editor

I love doing both formal and informal modeling in Dia. However, sometimes the grids and other visual clutter bothers. There’s 2 in-page items (the Grid, and Page Breaks) and the Rulers.

The Page Breaks were difficult to turn off.  It took me a lot of time to find the correct place for that. That’s why I want to share it.

We’re aiming for this:

dia_blank_good_looks

Turning off Grid, Rulers and Page Breaks

  1. Click View -> Show Grid (to turn off showing the grid)
    dia_toggle_menuGrid
  2. Click View -> Show Rulers (turn off)
  3. Click File -> Preferences -> [View defaults] -> “Page Breaks” -> Visible (turn off)
    dia_toggle_prefBreaks

That 3rd step was the thing I had been looking for a long time!

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