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Does Windows 11 have Snipping Tool? (Everything Explained)

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After upgrading to the Windows 11 operating system, many users face some errors in running some applications. These errors appear when they are opening any applications like snapping tools.

Because of these errors, most users think that the snipping tool is not integrated into Windows 11. I have to face the same mistakes, but I figure out the solution after some research.

So, Does Windows 11 have Snipping Tool?

Yes! the latest Windows 11 operating system has the snipping tool feature, which you can open using the Windows key+shift+s key from the keyboard. The Windows 11 snipping tool has many significant elements, including the border outline feature. Besides that, you can customize the snipping tool in Windows 11. 

You already get the answer that Windows 11 have the snipping tool or not; now, in the below section, I have explained how to open the snipping tool, how to use & customize it, and why sometimes snipping tool doesn’t work.

How to Open Snipping Tool in Windows 11?

You can open the snipping tool by following 2 methods. You can open it by using the Windows key+Shift+S key from the keyboard.

Does Windows 11 have Snipping Tool
Does Windows 11 have Snipping Tool

Or, if the shortcut key doesn’t work, in that case, you can follow this method- Go to the search bar option on Windows 11- Type Snipping Tool and open it. 

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How To Use Snipping Tool in Windows 11?

The snipping tool in Windows 11 is a bit different from the Windows 10 operating systems; here is how to use the snipping tool.

After opening the Snipping Tool, you will get several options on the snipping mode.

Windows Mode

This Windows mode allows you to take a screenshot of an active Window. After selecting the Windows mode option, simply click on the new button, and you can use the marking colors, and finally, you can save it o your computer.

Full-Screen Mode

If you want to take a screenshot of the entire screen, just select the full-screen mode option and click the new button.

Rectangle Mode

The rectangle mode allows you to select a region using the rectangle mode, and to use that, click on the new button & click on the rectangle mode option.

Free-Form Mode

The free form mode allows you to take a screenshot in any way you like.


Within Windows 11, you can take a screenshot by fixing a time. Here you will get the four options- No Delay, Snip in 3 seconds, snip in 5 seconds, snip in 10 seconds.


Within Windows 11, it is possible to configure the snipping tool features, and you can do that from the snipping tool settings option.

Just click on the three-dot option & click on the settings option from there.

Here you will get various options for configuration like-

Auto Copy to Clipboard

This option is enabled by default, and this option allows you to copy the screenshot to the clipboard.

Save Snips

This feature allows you to save the image before closing the application.

Multiple Windows

If you want to capture multiple screenshots & want to open all the images in different, you can enable this feature.

Snip Outline 

Snip Outline feature was newly introduced in windows 11, and this feature provides borders on the screenshots.

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Why is Snipping Tool Not Working in Windows 11? (Easy Fix)

Does Windows 11 have Snipping Tool
Does Windows 11 have Snipping Tool

After upgrading to the Windows 11 operating system, the snipping tool might not work, but you can fix these issues by following simple steps.

Step 1:

In the first step, go to the date & time settings on the right-hand side of your Windows 11 home screen.

Step 2:

In the next step, turn off all the automatic settings and scroll down the page towards the bottom and at the bottom, change the date & time.

Step 3:

Now, go to the search bar of your Windows 11 home screen, find out the snipping tool and open this.

After that, you will notice that this snipping tool will work very efficiently on your Windows 11.

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Final Thought

This article is intended for the users who want to use the snipping tool feature within Windows 11 & if your snipping tool is not working within Windows 11, you can fix this issue by following the mentioned steps.

I hope this article is helpful for you & if you want to know more about Windows 11, snipping tools, computers, and other technology-related things, then keep following this blog regularly.

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