Windows 10: Painting on Desktop with Selection Tool

Discus and support Painting on Desktop with Selection Tool in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; When I try to select things on my desktop, I am left with me painting a pink/purple color over my selection. I have personally never seen this before... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by drummerboyer, Nov 21, 2020 at 11:37 PM.

  1. Painting on Desktop with Selection Tool


    When I try to select things on my desktop, I am left with me painting a pink/purple color over my selection. I have personally never seen this before and it switches on and off without warning. Is there any way to fix this? Should I reconnect components in my PC, or reboot Windows? This ONLY occurs on Windows and no other program.



    https://gyazo.com/f3eaa6e443cd2535bc095d16f00c71e8


    Here is a link to the current problem I have.

    :)
     

  2. MS Paint selection tool and eraser problems (Windows 10)

    Hello Todd,

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Verify if you're using Paint or Paint 3D.
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Nov 21, 2020 at 11:43 PM
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  3. Arun B J Win User
    upload a picture in Paint

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Right click on the picture.
    • Click on open with.
    • Select paint.
    • You will be able to see the picture in paint.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
  4. Painting on Desktop with Selection Tool

    MS Paint not working

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand the concern as you are unable to use Microsoft Paint on your PC. In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below:



    • What is the Version and Build of Windows 10 installed on the PC? (Type
      winver in Windows search/Run command)
    • Are you aware of any changes on the PC prior to this issue?


    In this scenario, we would suggest you to check if you are able to launch Microsoft Paint from System32 folder.

    1. Press Windows + E key to open
      File/Windows Explorer

    2. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32
    3. Double click on mspaint.exe
    4. If you are able to launch then Pin to Taskbar and
      create a shortcut.


    If the issue persists then try these steps.



    Step 1: Run DISM & SFC scan

    We would also suggest you to run the DISM & SFC Scan tool to check if you are able to launch MS Paint, refer this article:
    System File Checker.



    Step 2: Reinstall Microsoft Paint app.

    1. Press Windows + I key to open
      Settings
      .
    2. Click on Apps and select
      Apps & features
      from left pane.
    3. Click on Optional features and select
      Microsoft Paint from the list.
    4. Click on Uninstall. Close
      Settings
      and restart the PC.
    5. Now perform step 1 and 2.
    6. Click on Optional features and click
      Add a feature.
    7. Check the box beside Microsoft Paint and click on
      Install.


    Let us know the results. If the issue persists, we will certainly assist you further.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
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