Microsoft has begun a major software overhaul to coincide with the release of Windows 11 in the summer of 2021. As part of this endeavor, the company revealed a full revamp for the beloved MS Paint software, which included the long-awaited introduction of support for dark mode.
However, when Windows 11 was released in October 2021, the improved version of the software still lacked this capability. Fortunately, Windows Insiders in the Dev and Canary channels may now try out a new, darker version of the Paint app, which is cause for excitement.
This update also includes more accurate zoom settings, a handy zoom slider located in the lower-right corner of the app, a redesigned Settings page, new keyboard shortcuts, and various enhancements to improve accessibility and usability throughout the app’s dialogs, according to Microsoft.
However, software upgrades, such as the one for Paint, are normally available to everyone within a few weeks or months. In contrast, features released through the Windows Insider channels may not necessarily make their way into the standard releases of Windows 11 used by the general public.
Dark mode for Paint is one of the numerous Windows upgrades that Microsoft is actively exploring. These features were revealed during the organization’s most recent Build developer conference.
Among these are Bluetooth Low-Energy Audio support, enhanced compatibility with compressed archive files, and the introduction of the developer-focused software “Dev Home.”
Furthermore, throughout the course of the summer, Windows Insiders will gradually acquire the Copilot feature powered by ChatGPT. The inclusion of a “never-combine” option to the taskbar will also bring back a much-missed feature from previous Windows versions.