Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Paint ~ Easy Guide!!

Microsoft Paint is an integral image processing software and graphics editor that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. It is very simple and useful for simple image operations. Here, we will describe the list of keyboard shortcuts available for Microsoft Paint. Let’s see them below!!

Microsoft Paint
Microsoft Paint

Last updated on Dec 23, 2020.

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Powers of Ctrl Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+A It is used to select the entire canvas
Ctrl+C This shortcut key will help to copy the selected area
Ctrl+X It helps to cut the selected area
Ctrl+V This key will paste the clipboard data
Ctrl+Z Helps to Undo the last action
Ctrl+Y This key is used for Redo action
Ctrl+E It shows the properties of the image
Ctrl+G This key will toggle grid lines
Ctrl+P Helps to print the picture
Ctrl+R This shortcut key will show or hide the ruler
Ctrl+W Helps to open the resize and skew dialog box
Ctrl+N This key will create a new picture
Ctrl+O It will open a picture
Ctrl+S Helps to save the changes to a picture
Ctrl+Page Up It is used for zoom in
Ctrl+Page Down Used for zoom out
Ctrl+B This shortcut key will bold the selected text
Ctrl+I It is used to make selected text italics
Ctrl+U This shortcut key will help to underline the selected text
Ctrl++ It helps to scale up and tool or shape
Ctrl+ This shortcut key will scale down tool or shape

Alt Key Menu Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Alt+F It opens the file menu
Alt+H This key will show the key help or switch to the home tab
Alt+V It will switch to the view tab
Alt+F4 This shortcut key will close the window
Alt+Esc It is used to minimize the MS Paint interface
Alt+Space Helps to equivalent to right-clicking on the title bar

Function Key Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
F1 It helps to open the paint help
F11 This key will help to view a picture in full-screen mode
F12 Helps to save the picture as a new file
F10 It will display key tips like the Alt key

Arrow Keys Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
It helps to move the selection or active shape right by one pixel
This shortcut key will move the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Helps to move the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Used to move the selection or active shape up by one pixel

Miscellaneous Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Esc Helps to cancel a selection
Del Used to delete the selection
Print Screen This key will help to take a screenshot

From this tutorial, you can get to know the simple and useful shortcuts for Microsoft Paint. Hope you like this article. If you have any suggestions, feel free to share it with us. Thank you!!

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