Rick Brewster

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  1. I just landed this for the next update:
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    Is it possible to increase UI text size?

    Sounds like a different problem entirely that should go in a new thread
  3. Okay I just added this for the next update. To use it, you'll use the paintdotnet: protocol prefix. For example, you can to to Start -> Run, and then type in: paintdotnet:path_to_file_1.jpg "path_to_file_2 that has spaces.png" And it'll open both of those files. This works both to launch Paint.NET from scratch, and to open files in an instance of Paint.NET that's already running. It wasn't too hard, just a mix of a small addition to the AppX manifest and a P/Invoke over to CommandLineToArgvW.
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    Selecting a specific layer

    @hemmerling, This thread is 12 years old ... it's really not helpful to comment further
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    Unable to install on Windows 10

    Upgrade to the latest Windows, v1803, and you'll be good. Like Zagna pointed out, older versions of Win10 are no longer supported due to the updated .NET requirement. In general it's best to make sure you're fully caught up on Windows Updates, especially when encountering software installation problems. Paint.NET's installation is, as you point out, a little buggy on older versions of Windows 10. This is something I'll be improving, but I'd also like to point out that you will experience similar problems with things like NVIDIA GeForce and Intel Network Card drivers. I've smacked head-first into both of those while setting up a new Windows 10 system.
  6. @DiamondPupStah, this thread is over 6 years old ... And if you don't even use Paint.NET, what're you doing here?
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    Possible Hijacker when Downloading Plugins

    Your attempt at helping out is appreciated, but you also need to listen to the findings and advice from others. I don't think anyone else is having these same problems. "These URLs look weird to me" and "I got an error message" does not lead directly to a conclusion of "your site is compromised." You were given additional information from others in this thread and have refused to incorporate it into a second iteration of investigation. I'm locking this thread now.
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    Using New Fonts For Paint.NET

    Sounds like you just need to install fonts the standard way and not use RegisterFont. I doubt it'll work otherwise.
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    paint.net won't save my files

    This post is also 6 years old, @RotcodFox. Please create a new post if you are having trouble
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    Help - Installation failed

    I think he was asking if you'd talk to him via Discord, which would make it easier. Discord won't cause a 1603 error like seen above. It may, however, break the app and crash it.
  11. Which version of Windows 10 are you using? Run "winver" and copy-paste a screenshot from it, like so:
  12. Normally you can navigate to the crash log via the Settings dialog in the Diagnostics section ....... But because it's Settings that's crashing, you can go to C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Local\paint.net\CrashLogs Also, are you using Paint.NET version 4.0.21 (the latest) ? There were some older versions that crashed in Settings because of a WPF bug ...
  13. Yeah I can't really do anything without a crash log
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    Paint.net crashes on startup.

    You can try disabling hardware acceleration, which requires a registry edit: #15 at https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/110411-common-install-uninstall-crash-problems-and-solutions/
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    Error installing new versions

    Your installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework has become broken/corrupted somehow. Go to the Programs & Features control panel, and then find Microsoft .NET Framework, and then click on Repair. That should fix this.