Complete List of Keyboard Shortcuts for MS Paint


MS Paint is a really a nice and useful tool of Windows operating system. I am the fan of this tool and have been using this since my childhood. In the latest Windows version, there are so many thing which have been improved. Now this tool is more than a painting tool and less than a photo editing software.

To work faster on MS paint, some keyboard shortcuts have been defined by the Microsoft. By using these keyboard shortcuts, we can work faster and smarter on MS Paint. I know some shortcuts are same as they are in other Microsoft Softwares. But there are some that you may find new and unique.

List of Keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl + ASelect entire canvas
Ctrl + CCopy selected area
Ctrl + XCut selected area
Ctrl + VPaste clipboard data
Ctrl + ZUndo last action
Ctrl + YRedo action
Ctrl + EShows image properties
Ctrl + GToggles grid lines
Ctrl + PPrint the picture
Ctrl + RShow or hide the ruler
Ctrl + WOpen the Resize and Skew dialog box
Ctrl + NCreate a new picture
Ctrl + OOpen a picture
Ctrl + SSave changes to a picture
Ctrl + Page UpZoom in
Ctrl + Page DownZoom out
Ctrl + BBold selected text
Ctrl + IMake selected text italics
Ctrl + UUnderline selected text
Ctrl + Num Pad +Scale up and tool or shape
Ctrl + Num Pad –Scale down tool or shape
Alt-FOpens the File menu
Alt-HShows key help/ Switch to Home tab
Alt-VSwitch to View tab
Alt-F4Close the window
Alt-EscMinimizes MS Paint interface
Alt-SpacebarEquivalent to right-clicking on the title bar
F1Open Paint Help
F11View a picture in full screen mode
F12Save the picture as a new file
F10Displays key tips like the Alt key
Right ArrowMove the selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left ArrowMove the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down ArrowMove the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up ArrowMove the selection or active shape up by one pixel
EscCancel a selection
DeleteDelete a selection
Print ScreenWell, We all know what it does

I have tried to cover all the paint shortcuts available. If you know something which I have missed in this, comment below and share with us.


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