I'm creating a transparent document with some white elements on it.
The default behaviour of Inkscape for my document is to show the content white on white so I can not see anything.
My current workaround is to change the document background (File > Document Properties > Page > Background) to e.g. grey, then edit the document - now everything is shown as white on grey.
Then I need to change the document background back to transparent before every PNG export. (File > Export Bitmap)
Is there a trick to change the background of editing area of Inkscape? Checkers would be ideal. Did not find suitable setting in Inkscape 0.47 on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 yet.