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Snipping Tool is an application included by default in Windows. It is used for taking and editing screenshots. In Windows 11, it is merged with Snip & Sketch app.

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Can I install the latest Windows 11 apps on Windows 10?

There are a lot of apps updated with Windows 11 which includes Microsoft Store, Photos, Notepad, MS-Paint, Snipping tool, Snip n Sketch, etc. They all are available at windows 11 but not at Windows 10....
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Close all Snip & Sketch windows, without having to save/discard for every window

If I'm writing a Confluence article, I'll often use Shift+Win+S, grab what I want, highlight a piece of the image with the editing tool, and then Ctrl+C it so I can paste it into my article. When I'm ...
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Awfully large screenshots; is there anything to do about this?

My new laptop has half-4K display. In order to look "usable" Windows 11 suggests 300% scaling on all elements. Most UI elements looks just fine, but Snipping Tool is not able to recognize ...
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Windows 11: How to reinstall Snip & Sketch

I did uninstall the old deprecated snipping tool from windows 11. But now I see "snip & sketch" is uninstalled too! I removed it via right-clicking on the snipping tool in the start and ...
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Programmatically disable notification for Screenclip/Snipping Tool

My application is using ms-screenclip: URI scheme to launch Windows 10/11 built in screenshotting tool. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-screen-snipping My question is,...
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How to start the new Snipping Tool via run under Windows 11

Today I finally got the "new" Snipping Tool via Windows Update. In the past, I used Win + R -> snippingtool to run the old one, this however doesn't seem to work anymore ("cannot be ...
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Global Hotkey Alt+S is killing me on Windows 7

Somehow Alt+S started lunching Snipping Tool on Windows 7. I can't find a way to disable it. Can someone help me please?
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Changing or disabling Windows Search (Win + S) shortcut

Is there any way to change this shortcut? I use Crop Screenshot (Win+ Shift+S) quite often, but sometimes I do it pretty fast and it interferes with Win+S, which brings up the search bar. There is an ...
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Any way to force-reset Snip & Sketch's notification settings?

For about 1+ week ago my Snip & Sketch notifications completely went wako: no matter what I select in configuration, I never see on-screen banners; I always have to go to Action Center to see ...
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Windows+Shift+S cannot paste image, have to open snip & sketch first and click on copy before I can paste

I want to directly just be able to paste my screenshot after using Windows+Shift+S, I used to be able to do paste immediately but I do not know what have caused this issue. After using Windows+Shift+S,...
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Windows 10 application won't save view settings

I have got a little issue for a colleague. When using application called "Snipping Tool", folder view settings won't last. As an example, when she takes a screenshot, then clicks on "Save As", chooses ...
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Snip & Sketch tool always flickers when using any annotation tools

tl;dr: Drawing any annotation in Windows 10's Snip & Sketch tool causes a screen flicker. Is there any workaround to this? Snip & Sketch is a gem in Windows 10 and it makes my life really ...
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How to make the Windows 10 clipping tool save the screenshots locally?

The clipping tool was overhauled in the Windows 10 1809 update (October 2018), the screenshots are saved to clipboard only. Being able to capture with various methods by using the Print Screen key ...
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Windows Snipping Tool image pasted into Word gets destroyed when Calc'ing with F9

When I Copy an image with the Snipping Tool (built into Windows 10) and paste into a Word document, then highlight the image, then press F9 (Calc), Word makes the image unreadable and the embedded ...
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Windows 10 New Snip & Sketch Tool notification missing

When I installed the latest Windows 10 update I really liked the new screenshot / clipping tool that you can access with WIN+SHIFT+S. Then after some time each time I use it the snipped picture gets ...
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Add Screen Snip shortcut to notifications area in Windows 10

I have two PCs with Windows 10 Pro 1809 installed on both machines. On one of them in the notifications area it shows a shortcut for the snipping tool like so: The other machine does not have that ...
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Automatically open Snip & Sketch editor after using snipping tool with Win+Shift+S

The new version of the snipping tool in Windows 10 has some nice features, but one big difference between its behavior and that of the old snipping tool is that you can either use the Shift+Win+S ...
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SnippingTool.exe not located where it appears to be?

I just bought a new SteelSeries mouse. I'm trying program button 6 to launch "SnippingTool.exe". SnippingTool.exe appears to be located at "C:\windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe" or at least it shows ...
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How to use Microsoft Screen Sketch on multiple monitors?

On Windows 10 build 17704, Snipping Tool includes a message from Microsoft asking or recommending users to switch to Screen Sketch app instead. Snipping Tool will be removed in a future update. Try ...
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Snip and sketch default file format

The "Snip and Sketch" tool in Windows 10 seems to default to saving as JPG whereas the "Snipping Tool" it replaces used (for me at least) to default to PNG, which is often a better choice for ...
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Is there a way to capture the window of the input method window?

The window of an input method application is hard to capture. It will disappear if you try to press shortcut key to capture the current screen. Even if you press Print Screen key, it will disappear ...
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Set Greenshot default to 'Capture region' via cmd line or shortcut (ie. like snipping tool)

I like Greenshot alot but am very use to Snipping Tool behaviour of defaulting to 'capture region'. I thought there would be a simple cmd line for doing this (ie. 'greenshot.exe /region') but alas ...
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New "snip & sketch" feature in Windows 10 October Update is too slow (how to reduce the delay)?

If anyone has just received the new Windows 10 October Update, you'll see a new feature has been implemented: Win key + Shift + S now opens the 'snip and sketch' tool for selecting regions of the ...
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Windows 10 Screenshot Black - Multiple Tools (Standard, Greenshot, Snipping Tool)

I'm having an unusual issue - any way I attempt to print screen all I get is a black screen (using the WIN+PrtSc) a live black screen using Greenshot (as in I can move the cursor, see the dimension ...
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How can one do to making screenshot documents easier? [closed]

I like to save important information in my PC for reference in future. It can sometimes be a portion of a webpage, two or three complete screen views of a webpage, etc. I want to keep similar kind of ...
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Screen goes completely grey when using Snipping Tool in Windows 10

Screen often goes completely grey when using the Snipping Tool in Windows 10. However, it works sometimes. I checked this webpage, but still need a solution. This happens using Snipping Tool on any ...
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