Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Microsoft Paint (PBRUSH) Text Toolbar Disappears

I use Microsoft Paint (pbrush) a lot. I recently had the problem that my Text Toolbar just disappeared. I tried selecting and unselecting "Text Toolbar" from the view menu, but nothing worked.

You can fix this from Regedit. The keys are:

My Computer/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Applets/Paint/Text/PositionX

and PositionY

From Regedit you can set both of these to 0 and the text toolbar will show up on screen again.


  1. Thanks a lot this fixed my problem; it was driving crazy.


  2. Yeah, this was a lot of fun. I think I get a lot of these kinds of problems because I run a dual-monitor setup. The Registry is usually a good place to look for this kind of thing.

    Glad it worked out for you.

  3. my goodness! you're a genius! thank you so much... i was so frustrated for so long!

  4. Ho ho, I'm no genius! Okay, a little... or maybe I was just frustrated by this silly problem!


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