How to dock microsoft paint toolbars in Windows XP in one Place as in Microsoft Word?

Posted on 2009-12-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hi experts,

Platform OS : Windows XP SP3
Application : Microsoft Paint

I was playing around with Microsoft Paint when I noticed something Peculiar? I can move around the Toolbars, toolbox & colorbox but am not able to find a way to stick them to a common space in one Row like we can do in Microsoft Word.

Is it possible.


Question by:Ravi Agrawal
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Accepted Solution

geeked earned 1500 total points
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Well. Microsoft never built that feature into MS Paint for Windows XP. You might try giving http://www.getpaint.net a try for a bit more flexibility.
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by:Ravi Agrawal
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Sure, I know about that and also about Paint.net. Was just a bit curious to know if I was missing something.

If anybody comes up with similar answers like you, (I believe you to be very correct) I will award the Points and close the question.


Assisted Solution

ndivani earned 500 total points
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 You cannot do this. But paint has an additional text toolbar. If you dont have this toolbar, then you can follow steps below :   go to Start > Run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets Paint\Text\
 is not present, create it. Then, create a DWORD value name ShowTextTool, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with 1 to enable the setting.
Close the registry.
After restart, the changes take effect.
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Author Closing Comment

by:Ravi Agrawal
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I too suppose that it is not possible to do what I am trying. Thanks for the input.


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