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Windows 7: How do I deselect a Paint option


22 Jun 2012   #1

Window 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 
How do I deselect a Paint option

I am in Paint and any time I select an option on the ribbon, such as the Text button to insert a text box, I cannot figure out a way to deselect it besides selecting another tool. I can't find a deselect option. Any help would be appreciated.

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22 Jun 2012   #2

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Welcome to the forum
Try the ESC button
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22 Jun 2012   #3

Window 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Thank you, Hanna 1. Unfortunately the ESC key does not deselect a tool.
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22 Jun 2012   #4

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

It's working here.
If you select TEXT and type in there you can UNDO the typing and then pressing the escape you get rid of the selection.
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22 Jun 2012   #5

Window 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

I apoligize. I don't think I'm explaining my issue clearly. I can undo what I have created, but the Text button still stays active until I choose another button from the ribbon. I am just wanting to deselect the Text button option, or any of the other buttons for that matter, and just return to no selections as it is when the program is started.
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22 Jun 2012   #6

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Maybe there is something lurking.
Try to do an SFC /SCANNOW:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

OR a system recovery
System Recovery Options
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22 Jun 2012   #7

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

When paint starts it is actually in the Default Brush. I don't think Paint has the option to not have any tools selected.

If you are looking for something more versatile, I would suggest GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program or Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing

Both have many more options than the Paint that comes with Windows 7 and they are both completely free
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22 Jun 2012   #8

Window 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Thorsen, thank you as that is the information I needed. I didn't realize it was the default brush, so now I can just click on that. I am a software instructor at my business and am developing a class on programs which can be used to modify pictures.
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22 Jun 2012   #9

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Cool sounds like fun. people use Photoshop and Illustrator in the Graphics industry, but these programs are way to expensive for hobbyists or people who don't do it as a line of work. I always have GIMP and Paint.net installed.

Another for free that acts like Illustrator (Vector Based) is Inkscape Inkscape. Draw Freely.

If your business uses Windows 7 then I would suggest also mentioning the Snipping tool: Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

I also change the Keyboard shortcut to Ctrl-Alt-C so instead of print-scrn or Alt+print screen:


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22 Jun 2012   #10

Window 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Thank you for all of the helpful information
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