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When I select a small area, maybe 20x20 pixels and want to move it, how do it get the hand to switch to an arrow?

In other words, the selection is so small that I can only stretch or rotate the selection because the "middle" area isn't big enough for the selection pointer to turn into the movement arrow.

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In Paint.NET, you don't have to have the mouse cursor inside of the selection to move it. You can left-click anywhere on the canvas to move the selection. By the same token, you can right-click anywhere on the canvas to begin rotating the selection.

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