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This is a hotfix for a myriad of major issues when "Translucent windows" is disabled. This was caused by a bug introduced in .NET 6.0.1. This update also includes the big performance improvements and other bug fixes from v4.3.5 and v4.3.6.

 

NOTE for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and 32-bit/x86 users: Paint.NET v4.3.x will be the last release(s) that work on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or on any 32-bit/x86 version of Windows. It has become significantly more difficult and time consuming to support these lately, not very many people are using them, and I can no longer justify the cost and frustration of keeping support for these afloat. Starting with Paint.NET v4.4, only Windows 10 and 11+ will be supported, and only on 64-bit (x64 and ARM64). I have started working on v4.4 and will only release v4.3.x updates on an as-needed basis and only until v4.4 is completed.

 

Get the update

  • Microsoft Store release
  • Classic Desktop release
    • Download the installer directly (web installer for all CPUs and OSes). This is the recommended download if you don't have Paint.NET installed. It can also be used to update the app.
    • If you already have it installed, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so, but you can also get it immediately by going to ⚙ Settings -> Updates -> Check Now.
    • Offline Installers and Portable ZIPs are available over on GitHub.

 

Changes since v4.3.6:

Since this is a hotfix, here's what also changed in v4.3.5 and v4.3.6 as compared to v4.3.4:

Enjoy!

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Special thanks to everyone who suffered with me and helped to figure out what was causing the major problems in 4.3.6, which ultimately ended up being a bug in .NET 6.0.1's WinForms. Big thanks to @MarvelDream for stumbling upon the workaround, which was to make sure that "Translucent windows" was enabled (which is the default).

 

I've filed a bug over on GitHub in the WinForms repository. I have no idea how this made it into a servicing release for .NET 6, my mind is just boggling. 

 

 

 

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@olavrb, it's only supposed to take a few hours but it's been 3 days 😕 I pinged them about it yesterday and they said it should be "soon", I'll ping them again once I get back from an errand after lunch. Sorry for the delay.

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On 1/5/2022 at 4:22 AM, joan_modiin said:

I thought I had the Microsoft Store version of Paint.Net (i.e., paid version), but just got update notification and had to close program to install new version. Is there a link to a FAQ about the issue?

 

You probably still have the "classic" version installed. You can just uninstall it, and if you have plugins you can move them to the new location (Documents/paint.net App Files, more info here)

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They are really dragging their heels for some reason. I did ping my account manager for the Store today, and was told she would ping the certification team again. Still no luck.

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On 1/7/2022 at 7:11 PM, Rick Brewster said:

They are really dragging their heels for some reason. I did ping my account manager for the Store today, and was told she would ping the certification team again. Still no luck.

 

Alright, it finally got published :) "Busy holiday week", apparently.

 

I'm still not sure why certification times went from ~2 hours to ~2 days starting last quarter, however. Hopefully they're still working on that.

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