Tux Paint 0.9.28
If you are still using Tux Paint 0.9.27, please see that version's "Known Issues" list.
- All Versions (global issues)
- Tux Paint loads very slowly
- The first time Tux Paint is launched (for a particular user), it may take a minute or more to respond. The font system used by Tux Paint (Pango) is creating a 'cache' of information about the fonts on your system. Subsequent launches of Tux Paint should be fast.
While the font cache is generated behind the scenes, Tux Paint should remain interactive (showing an animated 'please wait' animation) while this process runs.
- Tux Paint appears jagged/pixelated in fullscreen
- Tux Paint built using SDL2.0 will attempt to scale the Tux Paint window from the chosen size (which defaults to 800x600) to the monitor's native resolution. e.g., if your monitor is 1920x1080, it will scale Tux Paint 135%, to 1440x1080 (with 240 pixels of black border on either side). Adjust Tux Paint's settings to either use the "Native" option, or select a window size that more closely matches your monitor's native resolution.
Alternatively, you can set the "
SDL_RENDER_SCALE_QUALITY" environment variable to "
linear". For example, on Linux, you can run Tux Paint from a command-line as "
On Windows, press "[WINDOWS] + [R]" key to open "Run..." dialogue. Input "SystemPropertiesAdvanced" to the text box and click "OK". Click "Environment Variables..." on the "Advanced" tab. Then, click "New" and input "
SDL_RENDER_SCALE_QUALITY" as the variable name and "
linear" as the variable value.
No known issues
- macOS / Mac OS X
- 'Unidentified developer' error
- Recent versions of macOS have default security settings that prevent programs which were downloaded outside of Apple's "App Store" from being launched.
Apple provides instructions here for installing and launching apps from "unidentified developers."
No known issues
Older Versions' Known Issues:
- 0.9.27 (November 2021)
- 0.9.26 (June 2021)
- 0.9.25 (December 2020)
- 0.9.24 (May 2020)
- 0.9.23 (September 2014)
- 0.9.22 (August 2014)
- 0.9.21 (June 2009)
- 0.9.20 (June 2008)
- 0.9.19 (March 2008)
- 0.9.18 (November 2007)
- 0.9.17 (July 2007)
- 0.9.16 (October 2006)
- 0.9.15 (November 2005)
How do I tell what version I have?
Tux Paint displays its version number at the bottom left corner of its splash screen. You can also run "
tuxpaint --version" from a command-line terminal, check your Tux Paint installation's documentation pages, or tell from the name of the installation file you downloaded (e.g., "
tuxpaint-X.Y.Z-windows-x86_64.zip"). The "
tuxpaint --verbose-version" may also be useful.
If you have problems...
You can contact us. Be sure to tell us what version of Tux Paint you're using, what operating system and OS version you're using (e.g., "Windows 10" vs. "macOS 10.15"), and where you got your copy of Tux Paint from (our website, some other website, a magazine CDROM, etc.).
Did you know? Tux Paint is not shareware, it's open source. So it's free, forever!