I am having a problem with snipping tool. I can't not maximize snipping tool to 100% (full screen) as you can see in the picture below.

Hope someone know how to fix this. I am using Windows 7 64 bit. The problem has just happened recently.

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  1. Before using maximize

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  1. After using maximize, the windows is not full screen

2 Answers 2


It seems to go full screen only the the type selected is free-form,window or full screen snip. Not when rectangular snip is selected.

  • Can you be more specific? I don't understand what you meant to say here.
    – emnha
    Dec 18, 2016 at 11:12
  • When you open snipping tool, click on the small arrow beside the 'new' button. You will get more options for the type of snip.
    – Aki
    Dec 18, 2016 at 11:14
  • It’s probably related to the resulting image size, not the capture mode.
    – Daniel B
    Dec 18, 2016 at 11:25

Just explore the more snipping options available there.

You have more options like this.

'Full-Screen snip' takes the full screen screen shot.

By the way, a simple way to do that is Alt + PrintScreen key, and the full screen-shot will be taken and will be in the clipboard ready to be pasted. This also works with windowed applications.

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