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When i draw lines with windows 7 paint it gives me little squares at the edges that i can move the lines with. This is annoying because when drawing lots of lines that are connected to each other i have to select another tool and then the line again to draw a line that start on one of the ends of the existing line.

Is there any way to turn this off?

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Drawing lots of lines that are connected is usually something that calls for the polyline tool instead of multiple individual lines:

Polygon tool in Windows 7's Paint

Otherwise you can install Paint.NET where you get those handles too, but you can commit the drawn line with the Return key.

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When i draw lines with windows 7 paint it gives me little squares at the edges that i can move the lines with.

I know exactly what you mean and i don't know how to turn off this annoyance.

If you're looking for a fast, leight-weight alternative, that is running circles around MS Paint, have a look at PhotoFiltre (feature-packed and certainly no "little squares at the edges" :)

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PhotoFiltre is freeware, a portable version is available (doesn't require installation).

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