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Fast accessing Paint, Calculator ect from the desktop.

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Fast accessing Paint, Calculator ect from the desktop.

    Ok so i take a screen shot while browsing the net.. then i want to paste it into paint.

    before that meant a quick mouse trip to the start button up to accessories across to paint and click. the ctrl v. EASY..

    Now it seems to mean a click on the start button the the down arrow then a scroll right.. followed by another click..
    Or a left charms bar and search "paint" click..
    OR planting a link to paint on the desktop taskbar.. (which it would seem you can't do with the Calculator.)

    Please tell me there is an easier way i am missing..

    deb x

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,860
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Deb, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could "Pin to taskbar" both Paint and Calculator directly from their .exe files below.

    • C:\Windows\system32\calc.exe
    • C:\Windows\system32\mspaint.exe

    In addition, if you didn't already know, Windows 8 has a new screenshot feature that you might see how it may work for you.

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Fast accessing Paint, Calculator ect from the desktop.

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