Why do I only have the "Home" and "View tabs" in my Paint program


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I just purchased a PC TouchSmart with Win.7 installed on it. I've had tons of problems with it. In my Paint program I only have 2 toolbar tabs to work with ( "Home" and "View tabs"). I cant even use colors.?. all my color boxes are black and white. you can make a custom color and add it to the bar but when you try and use it to pencil, fill, or brush it shows up black and white on the document??
 
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Well, why do you want to use Paint after all? It is not very good. I recommend you to upgrade to Paint.NET. It's a free Paint-like program, but is much more advanced. And, according to them, it is sometimes compared to Photoshop in it's capabilities. I recommend it. Download it here: http://www.getpaint.net/
 
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I think the answer to your question is:
right click the bar with the "Home" and "View" icons. UNtick "Minimise the Ribbon".
This will reveal more functions. The ribbon is a Windows 7 introduced feature in several of their programs.
For the very average graphics user, Paint provides all you need. For more advanced manipulation, the Paint.net is superb. And free!
 

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