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

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?

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BurfBest Answer (author)2011-03-10

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.

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Tornado96 (author)Burf2011-03-18

Since this was the most helpful answer it will get best answer. :-)

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Tornado96 (author)Burf2011-03-10

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...

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MDM54 (author)2017-01-04

You can also use Windows key + Ctrl + "+" from Numpad for increasing the Eraser size and Windows key + Ctrl + "-" from Numpad for decreasing the Eraser size. I tried it on Windows 10, hope it also works for Windows 7.

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ruchirarya (author)2013-09-26

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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Sayed BashirS (author)ruchirarya2014-11-01

It was a great way and solved my problem thanks yaaar it was brilliant

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Sayed BashirS (author)ruchirarya2014-11-01

It was a great way and solved my problem thanks yaaar it was brilliant

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Sayed BashirS (author)ruchirarya2014-11-01

It was a great way and solved my problem thanks yaaar it was brilliant

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ShameemS (author)2016-10-13

Did Google ever do this to you?

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infyz (author)2015-11-13

To increase Ctrt+Fn+/(?)

To decrease Ctrt+Fn+;(:)

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Selainq (author)2015-04-12

which is the short key for auto sum in excel 2007

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engineerwaqas (author)2014-10-28

Its working 100%. Thanx bro..

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mfnaqvi (author)2013-06-11

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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perlcoder (author)2013-01-23

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.

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sroy11 (author)2011-08-16

control(ctrl) button plus + (plus) for large - for small

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lemonie (author)2011-03-10


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

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rickharris (author)2011-03-10

Select eraser and then select the size pull down. Even at it's biggest it isn't very big

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DELETED_storm391 (author)2011-03-10

if ur on a laptop take two fingers together and slowly drag them apart on the trackpad

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frollard (author)2011-03-10

In the old version there was ctrl +-, but I don't think the 7 version has that. :(

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