How to reset Microsoft Paint Settings, Position, Resolution or Size to default in Windows 10

If you’ve made changes to the default blank page in Microsoft Paint and want to revert to the default, this article will help you do that. You can reset resolution or size of Microsoft Paint in Windows 10 using this tutorial. Although it does not restore it to default each time you open the application, it can restore the original resolution to you.

If you are using Microsoft Paint to make small changes to an image, you may have already encountered this problem. Microsoft Paint opens a white background page with a resolution of 1152 × 648 pixels, and it is possible to resize the resolution as needed. But, if you change the size, close the Microsoft Paint application and reopen it, it will show you the last resolution you used. If you want to recover the original default resolution in Microsoft Paint, this article will show you how.

Please note that we will use Registry Editor to reset the resolution. Therefore, it is recommended that you back up the registry files or create a system restore point to be on the safe side.

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Reset the position and size of Microsoft Paint to default

To reset the default Microsoft Paint settings in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Close Microsoft Paint on your PC.
  2. Press Win + R to open the Run prompt.
  3. Type regedit and press the Enter button.
  4. Click the YES button in the UAC window.
  5. Go to Applets Paint View path in the Registry Editor.
  6. Remove the BMPHeight, BMPWidth, and WindowPlacement values.
  7. Open Microsoft Paint to get the default resolution.

Let’s see these steps in detail.

If Microsoft Paint is running on your computer, you must first close the application. After that, open the Run prompt by pressing Win + R buttons together. Then type regedit and press the Enter button. Then you have to click on the YES button in the UAC window. It will open the Registry Editor on your computer. You can also use the search box on the taskbar to find it and open the Registry Editor.

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Now go to this path-


in the View key you can find three values ​​called BMPHeight, BMPWidth, and WindowPlacement. You must delete them all.

To do this, right click on each of them, select Remove in the context menu and confirm the deletion by clicking on the Yes in the popup window.

After removing these three values ​​from Registry Editor, you can reopen Microsoft Paint on your PC. You can find the default resolution for the blank page in Microsoft Paint.

Then you can open Microsoft Paint> File> Properties.

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Click the Default button, then click OK.

These are the only settings in MS Paint that you can reset to the default.

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