Saturday, November 21, 2009

Windows 7 Paint Bug

As I was testing the line feature in Microsoft Paint in Windows 7 (Version 6.1, Build 7600) I noticed a (small) bug in the line drawing behavior.

When one draws a line (and before the line loses focus), I noticed that Rotate 180 degrees, Flip vertical, and Flip horizontal all don't work on the line. It seems as if a line gets treated differently as the other shapes (all other shapes have a dotted bounding box around them, whereas a line doesn't). However, its strange that Rotate left/right 90 degrees both work but Rotate 180 degrees doesn't -- maybe somebody just forgot?

The issue can be resolved in one of two ways: gray out the three Rotate drop down options, or (better) implement the logic necessary to get the three malfunctioning rotates to work.

1 comment:

  1. its kind of the same thing with me, only its reversed for me. rotate left & right does NOT work, but rotate 180, vertical, & horizontal DOES work.
    & its with anything, not just with a line, its with everything. text included. its a disappointment because i love MS paint, & this is the first error ive found in it. :/