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Weird Paint.NET icon text for the paid version from Microsoft Store


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I've been using Paint.NET for ages and I love it. So, I've decided to support the developer and bought it on Microsoft Store. All fine except the font on the Paint.NET icon is now inconsistent compared to all others (when I was using the free one it wasn't!). The font is different, larger and aligned differently. Some may complain it's nothing to complain about, but it's REALLY annoying. Imagine having a car that's perfect, but the driver door handle is slightly larger, under an angle and placed in the middle of the door for absolutely no logical reason. That's how this feels. And given I use Paint.NET a lot, looking and clicking this abomination is really annoying. Can anything be done to fix the consistency? I want "Paint.NET" text to be like with every single other app in my Start menu (as you can see from the attached screenshot). And given I didn't have this issue when using a free one, I think it's even more important to address this in the paid version.

 

 

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Otherwise it'd look like this, completely flushed to the left, which I felt just looked bad:

 

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You can also resize it to the wide tile, which I rather like:

 

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You can also use the small or large tiles:

 

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Also, it's not true that it's not like "every single other app in [your] Start menu". Netflix, for instance ... There are going to be differences of style and opinion on this type of thing. I like the styling this way and I haven't had complaints other than yours.

 

You can, however, make a shortcut that uses paintdotnet: as its location (yes, with the colon), which will launch the Store version of Paint.NET. (Just be aware that due to a bug in 4.1.1 it will launch and then give an error that you can just dismiss -- it's fixed in the next update, coming shortly!)

 

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You can then copy that shortcut "LNK" file to C:\Users\your username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, and then open the start menu and pin that. Give the shortcut whatever name you want.

 

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So, if it's not an icon and it actually uses an icon/image to display in the tile, what's the problem then? Just fix the medium sized icon and call it a day instead of going all defensive attacking the person who just gave you feedback on how to improve the product...

 

Took me 10 seconds to make a fixed image for the Medium Tile in Paint.NET itself. Calibri font, size 10. No one can even tell a difference and it's not even the exact same font as the rest. Other size tiles look fine as they pull the Netflix icon effect of looking fine, but the Medium one is just bad.

 

It would work better even if it was just a white tile with the larger Paint.NET icon spliced into it without any text underneath.

 

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1 minute ago, welshblue said:

... but it doesn't look nice with the text off centre <shudders>

 

Ever heard of word "consistency" or "design consistency"? You should look it up. If entire interface is off center to the left the exact same way, your centered text will look weird, not the other way around.

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going all defensive attacking the person who just gave you feedback on how to improve the product

I wasn't "going all defensive" ... I was responding. Normally. Not all responses are defensive or offensive. This isn't football.

 

It would work better...

Like I said, your opinion. Mine's different.

 

Your feedback was received and listened to. That doesn't mean it was agreed to and accepted. I gave you a solution to get what you want, so now you can stop being so pushy, and I'm closing this thread.

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