Where did my color pallete in the Paint program go?

Question

PAINT, WHEN SELECTED, DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COLOR PALLET. I HAVE CHECKED THE "COLOR" BOX IN THE VIEW MENU. HOW DO I RESTORE THE COLOR PALLET?

Answer

This question was answered on June 21, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you are using Paint, the toolbar or color palette may not be visible even though you have chosen the corresponding command on the View menu Removing and reinstalling Paint might correct the problem

CAUSE

This behavior can occur when you move the toolbar or color palette so that it appears in a separate window, and then either of the following events occurs:

You move the toolbar or color palette so that it is hidden behind the Windows 95 taskbar

You move the toolbar or color palette to the bottom or right edge of the screen and then configure Windows 95 to use a lower resolution When you do so, the toolbar or color palette may be located on an area of the desktop that is not visible

RESOLUTION

To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods:

Move the taskbar to a different location If the toolbar or color palette is then visible, move the toolbar or color palette to a different location and then move the taskbar back to its original location

Configure Windows 95 to use the highest resolution supported by your display adapter and monitor To configure Windows 95 to use a higher resolution, double-click Display in Control Panel, click the Settings tab, and then move the Desktop Area slider to the right

If the toolbar or color palette is then visible, move the toolbar or color palette to a different location and then configure Windows 95 to use the original resolution To prevent the behavior from happening again when you return to the original resolution, move the toolbar or color palette to the upper left corner of the screen or move it so that it does not appear in a separate window After you return to the original resolution, you can move the toolbar or color palette to the location you want

In case this does not solve your problem then its possible that this is a registry problem, which can be rectified by a professional support person.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on June 21, 1999