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Restoring lost windows

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It's bound to happen sooner or later. You're working away on your latest masterpiece, then BAM! A window in paint.net disappears!

 

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Lawks!

What to do?? Quick - do this.....Use the function keys F5 to F8 to toggle the missing window back into view.  So which function key does what?

 

 

To restore the Tools Window

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To restore the History Window

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To restore the Layers Window

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To restore the Colors Window

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But WAIT!  There's more!

 

Seen these icons in the top right corner of paint.net's main window?

 

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These do the same job as the function keys.  Click the appropriate icon to toggle the visibility of the Utility Window.

 

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If none of these tricks bring back your windows and you're using v4.0.10+...

You can now hold Ctrl+Shift while clicking on the floating window icons in order to reset their location and docking. Ctrl+Shift along with the appropriate hotkey (F5, F6, F7, F8) also does the trick.

 

Now you can relax and get on with finishing that amazing thing you were working on!

Edited by BoltBait
Added info about v4.0.10
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Also, the tooltips for those buttons tell you which function key to use.

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I have a bit of a 1%er screen setup - dual WQXGA + single WQHD screen. One thing I'm finding is I'm constantly 'losing' the palettes when I move the main pdn window around. It actually becomes a bit of a pain to scan around all screen to try to find them (sometimes it is physically over a metre away). First world problems right?

 

Just wondering is there any ability to gather the palettes to the main window, force dock to the window, embed them in the menubar or any other mechanisms I may be able to use to more easily keep them with the main window?

 

Thanks for developing such a fantastic product.

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You mean the Colors Window?  Check that you have the window "snapped" into the bottom left corner of the Main window.  It will click/lock/snap into place when you drag it close to the corner.  It does so in both vertical and horizontal directions.  Once tethered into the corner it should follow the main window everywhere.

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You mean the Colors Window?  Check that you have the window "snapped" into the bottom left corner of the Main window.  It will click/lock/snap into place when you drag it close to the corner.  It does so in both vertical and horizontal directions.  Once tethered into the corner it should follow the main window everywhere.

 

Did not realise you could 'snap' them like that! Brilliant, thanks, that solves my problem.

 

(And yes, colors window as well as tools and layers - but they can all be snapped so thats great)

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