How to Open Paint in Windows 10 (and More)

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How to Open Paint in Windows 10

Here you can see the unique methods for opening Paint in Windows 10. Let’s see what these methods are.

Method #1

Hit the “Start” button.

Click on the folder “Windows Accessories.”

Click on “Paint,” which you will find under “Notepad.”

Method #2

You can start Paint with the mspaint command in Windows 10. You can use this command in the following programs:

  • Task Manager (Hit File > Run new task to use the command)
  • File Explorer address bar

Method #3

Open the Start menu.

Type paint.

You can now see the “Paint” app in your search results and click on it.

Method #4

Go to the location: C: > Windows > System32, where you will find the Paint executable file.

Find and double-click on the file “mspaint.exe.”

Read: How to Open WordPad

How to Create a Paint Shortcut in Windows 10

Here are the steps to create a Paint shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop, but remember that the steps are the same to create a shortcut in File Explorer.

Right-click on the empty area of your desktop.

Move the mouse over “New” and hit “Shortcut,” which you will find under “Folder.”

In the pop-up, type mspaint and hit Next.

If you do not like the proposed name, enter the name for the shortcut according to your wishes.

Click the “Finish” button.

Read: How to Create a Calculator Shortcut

How to Reinstall Paint in Windows 10

Right-click on the “Start” button.

Click on “Apps and Features.”

Click on the “Optional features” link.

Click “Add a feature.”

Select “Microsoft Paint” and then click “Install.”

How to Uninstall Paint in Windows 10

Right-click on the “Start” button.

Click on “Apps and Features.”

Click on the “Optional features” link.

Click on “Microsoft Paint.”

Click the “Uninstall” button.

Read: How to Uninstall Paint 3D

Paint Keyboard Shortcuts

ShortcutAction
CTRL + ASelect total canvas.
CTRL + XCut the selected area.
CTRL + CCopy the selected area.
CTRL + VPaste the content of the clipboard.
CTRL + YTo redo.
CTRL + ZUndo.
CTRL + EOpen the Image Properties pop-up.
CTRL + GEnable or disable grid lines.
CTRL + PTo print.
CTRL + REnable or disable the ruler.
CTRL + OOpen the image.
CTRL + SSave.
CTRL + NCreate a new image.
Page UpZoom in.
Page DownZoom out.
CTRL + BMake the selected text bold.
CTRL + IMake the selected text italics.
CTRL + UMake the selected text underlined.
F11See the image on Full screen.
F12Save the file as a new file.
CTRL + F1Expand or collapse Ribbon.
CTRL + WOpen Resize and Skew pop-up.
Alt + EscMinimize the Paint window.
Alt + F4Close the Paint window.
Alt or F10Show or hide KeyTips.

Notes:

  • If you drag a selection while pressing the CTRL key, you will get a copy of the selection.
  • Escape key cancels the selection.
  • The Delete key deletes the selection.
  • Up, down, left, and right arrow moves the selected one upwards, downwards, left, and right respectively.