Report I can't figure out how to delete text. in Paint.NET Discussion and Questions Posted October 19 The "circles and square with arrows" are for moving the rectangle. Try this: -Select the background with the magic wand. -Press "Ctrl+I" on your keyboard. This will invert the selection (that is, select the text). -Press "delete" on your keyboard or the scissors icon in Paint.Net Try reading through the manual@Ego Eram Reputo wrote when you get a chance. It helps a lot with the transition.