Not sure of how many people used Paint in XP, but it had a few "traits" that were never passed over to here.
To draw a horizontal , vertical, or 45degree line you just needed to hold the Shift key down. I tried a few others but this action is not there (that I can find yet).
There may be no other similar action in later versions like Win8.1, but that was one of the main things I was looking for.
I draw "square houses" and decks and similar things, so that action was always an advantage.. Now all of my XP units are gone, I just wanted to see if this option was still available as standard (it is not in basic Win 8.1). Thanks for your ideas, but I may just need to use the current version "as is".
Acer Computer with LG Monitor and Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7.1
Windows 64bit 8.1 - Always fully updated
Firefox / Google Chrome / Internet Explorer Browsers
Usually a home helper here or with friends and nimble fingered ladies who would rather sew or dust, but not clean the bugs out of a computer ...