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Old 07-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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Is there a way to make another tool the default tool, i.e. the ms paint window to appear first with another tool and not the pencil selected? If the answer would involve changing registry values, then so be it.

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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I am not runni9ng XP and its version of paint at the moment but I think this will still work.

Generally if you want to change the defaults on MSoft programs you will open the program
with no active document.
For example inword there is a way to close the active document and yet the program is still in operation.

Now you can change anything from fonts to line widths and all things default.

When finished use the File|Exit command and not the Red X in the corner.
Very Important.

Please note that this only changes any new documents defaults and not any previously created documents.
They will remain the same as their styles have already been set.
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