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How do I make the eraser larger on WINDOWS 7 MS paint?

Hi! Another technical problem. I've been getting into paint to try doing some manga on it and I've run into a problem. I can't make the eraser larger. I've worked with the previous paints but none of those hotkeys work. I looked it up on the internet and it said to use fn+ctrl+? but it didn't make any difference. Remember this is windows 7!

Any help?


Burf3 years ago
For large areas, use the free-form select tool and then clear the selection. The regular sized eraser will take care of the final touch-up.
Tornado96 (author)  Burf3 years ago
Since this was the most helpful answer it will get best answer. :-)
Tornado96 (author)  Burf3 years ago
That's the problem. Say I only want to erase one colour. I can't use teh colour replacement with the free-form tool. Darn you paint...
ruchirarya11 months ago
Use On-Screen Keyboard who neither have alternate keys in their keyboards nor Numpad.

Steps:-
1. Search keyboard in Start Menu.
2. Open it.
3. Enable the Numpad by pressing NumLock Key.
4. Open paint and select rubber.
5. Now press (ctrl key) + (+ key from numpad); size will increase. Number of time you press both the keys, number of times the size of the rubber will increase.

Note:- Those who dont have numpad enabled in On-Screen Keyboard, enable it from settings of On-Screen Keyboard.

:) :D :P
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mfnaqvi1 year ago
Note that Numeric Pad is available on your Laptop Keyboard, as shown in following Image, so:
1. Enable Number Lock on your Laptop by pressing Fn & NmLk Keys
2. Press Ctrl & I  Keys to increase the size
3. Press Ctrl & ; Keys to decrease the size
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perlcoder1 year ago
I've just had the opportunity to do this on a Dell Laptop using Windows 7 x64 and Paint.

To increase the size of the eraser, press FN-CTRL-+ (keypad +, not keyboard +).

The FN key tells the keyboard that you wish to use the alternate keys (in this case keypad). I have not tested this on a full sized keyboard, but I assume that ctrl-+ will work when the + key is located on the keypad instead of the +/= key on the keyboard.
sroy113 years ago
control(ctrl) button plus + (plus) for large - for small
lemonie3 years ago

Use a (real) pen/pencil & eraser instead.

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rickharris3 years ago
Select eraser and then select the size pull down. Even at it's biggest it isn't very big
if ur on a laptop take two fingers together and slowly drag them apart on the trackpad
frollard3 years ago
In the old version there was ctrl +-, but I don't think the 7 version has that. :(