Windows 10: Microsoft Paint is not dead, gets keyboard accessibility improvements

Discus and support Microsoft Paint is not dead, gets keyboard accessibility improvements in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Microsoft Paint is dead? Not really. Microsoft tried to establish a reworked version of Microsoft Paint called Paint 3D on Windows 10 to replace the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by GHacks, May 16, 2019.

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    Microsoft Paint is not dead, gets keyboard accessibility improvements


    Microsoft Paint is dead? Not really. Microsoft tried to establish a reworked version of Microsoft Paint called Paint 3D on Windows 10 to replace the then-deprecated Microsoft Paint eventually.

    The company removed the deprecation status from Microsoft Paint recently again. Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that it added new keyboard accessibility options to the classic Paint application. These allow users to run actions using keyboard shortcuts.

    Microsoft Paint supports keyboard shortcuts for certain functions already: use Ctrl+ or Ctrl- to change the brush size, Ctrl-W to resize and skew, or Ctrl-F to display the File menu.

    The new set of shortcuts gives users full control over Paint's functionality. In other words, it is possible to use only the keyboard in Microsoft Paint going forward.

    Microsoft plans to introduce the changes in the upcoming May 2019 Update for Windows 10. The roll out of the feature update for Windows 10 starts at the end of May 2019 if Microsoft does not change the schedule.

    Microsoft Paint keyboard shortcuts


    Microsoft Paint is not dead, gets keyboard accessibility improvements microsoft-paint-keyboard.png

    The following keyboard shortcuts have been added:

    • Arrow keys: move the cursor onscreen.
    • Ctrl + Arrow keys: scroll the canvas
    • Space Bar: activate the tool.
    • Space Bar + Arrow keys: select part of the canvas. Also Shape Controls.
    • Tab (on selection): cycle through 9 control points.
    • Shift + Tab (on selection): cycle in clockwise order.
    • Arrow keys (selection): modify the control point
    • Ctrl + Space (manipulating selection): commit the operation.
    • Esc (manipulating selection): cancel the operation.

    Microsoft notes that Paint users may use the image editor using the keyboard only. The company published an image on the Insider Blog that has been created using the keyboard only.

    The new keyboard shortcuts to control Microsoft Paint with the keyboard are accessibility improvements that will benefit users who don't use a mouse. Microsoft notes that it made improvements "to the way Paint interacts with Screen Readers" as well which highlights this further.

    Closing Words


    The update shows that Microsoft Paint is not dead yet; that is good news for users of the program who prefer it over the new Paint 3D application or third-party applications. Whether that means that Microsoft Paint will remain a part of Windows 10 going forward remains to be seen.

    I think it is possible that Microsoft had a change of heart and made the decision to keep Paint around.

    Now You: Do you use Paint? (via Deskmodder)

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    GHacks, May 16, 2019
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  2. Microsoft signals end of Paint program

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to offer its graphics program Paint.

    In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed.

    Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985.

    Microsoft suggested it would not remain on Windows 10 by default but did say it would be available for free on the Windows Store.

    BBC news Report here
    Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death
     
    dorsetknob, May 16, 2019
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  3. The King is Dead; Long Live the King - MS Paint's Announced Demise

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to offer its graphics program Paint.

    In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed.

    Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985.

    Microsoft suggested it would not remain on Windows 10 by default but did say it would be available for free on the Windows Store.
     
    dorsetknob, May 16, 2019
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  4. Microsoft Paint is not dead, gets keyboard accessibility improvements

    MS Paint

    Hi Tawm,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We would be glad to help you with the issue you are facing today. I understand the difficulty with the problem.

    Method: 1

    I suggest you to follow the below steps.

    • Press windows key on the keyboard.
    • Type “Paint” & select the paint icon & hit enter.

    Method: 2

    • Press windows + R.
    • Type “MSpaint” hit enter.


    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, May 16, 2019
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