MSPaint - hide-and-seek with toolbars

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MSPaint - hide-and-seek with toolbars

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I have done something wrong to MSPaint.exe or to Windows in general.
The toolbars or menus seem to disappear and come out of hiding for only one operation before scuttling off-stage.
MSPaint001.png
Above is a PrtScr of what I see when I open MSPaint.
The "Home" toolbar is not visible.
MSPaint002.png
Above is what I see when I have clicked on "Home" in the menu bar.
At this time I click on the paint-can icon, because I want to fill an area with colour, but as i click, the toolbar disappears and I must click on the Home menu item again to make the shy toolbar re-appear, which it does, allowing me to select a rectangular box tool.

It used to be (until three days ago) that the "home" tyoolbar greeted me when i fired up MSPaint and until i shut down MSPaint (or used a different toolbar)

Thanks for any helpful tips.
Chris :artist:
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Re: MSPaint - hide-and-seek with toolbars

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Click on the down arrow in the quick access toolbar and clear the checkbox for "Minimize the ribbon"
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Re: MSPaint - hide-and-seek with toolbars

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StuartR wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 11:36
Click on the down arrow in the quick access toolbar and clear the checkbox for "Minimize the ribbon"
Thanks Stuart! :clapping: :clapping:
Now for a more difficult question: How on earth did I manage to click that thing in the first place? :scratch: :rtfm: :shootfoot: :stupidme:
Cheers, Chris
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That will forever be a mystery Chris
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