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Windows 7: possible to exit mspaint without prompt to save?

13 Jan 2012   #1
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 
possible to exit mspaint without prompt to save?

dozens of times per day I view and modify images using mspaint, then almost always want to exit without saving the modified image. To do so, I have to first exit, and then click on "don't save". Is there any method at all (registry hack, utility program, etc) that will allow me to exit mspaint immediately without having to to always do that extra click for "don't save"?


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13 Jan 2012   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you just want to just view an image then you shouldn't have any issues but if you have changed/modified this image then it's normal procedure for any program to prompt you if you would like to save the changes ... stands to reason, you'de be pretty peed off if you made some major adjustments then just closed the program and forgot to save the changes you made ... it's only a single click to say "no" to save changes
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13 Jan 2012   #3
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
it's normal procedure for any program to prompt you if you would like to save the changes ...
I understand why the default is to prompt to save. What I am asking is for a technique to avoid it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
... it's only a single click to say "no" to save changes
Its worth seeking a way around it. I do it dozens of times a day.
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13 Jan 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No there is no way around it...would be silly.
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13 Jan 2012   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I've goto agree with logicearth ... I'de rather click a mere dozen times a day to "no" then loose one image that I've carelessly forgotten to say "yes" to
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13 Jan 2012   #6
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

its obviously possible. Autohotkey will do this, but am curious if there is another way

anyone else?
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13 Jan 2012   #7
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
I've goto agree with logicearth ... I'de rather click a mere dozen times a day to "no" then loose one image that I've carelessly forgotten to say "yes" to
what about 100 or 200 times a day?

I do save the modification sometimes, I just never need reminding.
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13 Jan 2012   #8
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
its obviously possible. Autohotkey will do this, but am curious if there is another way

anyone else?
Then use Autohotkey, just so you know. Autohotkey is not changing a setting in Windows or modifying Windows in any way. It merely intercepts and emulates a key press for the dialog.

But no, there is nothing you can change in Windows to avoid it. It is how the program was made.
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13 Jan 2012   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You can create a batch file using taskkill. An icon could reside on the task bar to kill the ms paint program.

**EDIT**

For instance, Taskkill /IM firefox.exe /F
would forcefully kill firefox.
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13 Jan 2012   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
I do save the modification sometimes, I just never need reminding.
My sincere congratulations. You must be the first and only perfect PC user throughout times!

I think you should remember we mere mortals can not avoid making mistakes. An operating system can not be designed for one perfect PC user; it makes more sense regarding commercial aspects to design an OS to meet the needs of the other few billion users.

I envy you!

Kari
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