Seemingly cannot uninstall or disable the Snipping Tool (Windows 11)

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 11

    Seemingly cannot uninstall or disable the Snipping Tool (Windows 11)

    Hello smart people!

    I have an issue where I cannot for the life of me disable the Snipping Tool. I want to be able to use Snagit 2023 with the PrtScrn button but no matter WHAT the snipping tool comes up.

    I am on the latest build of Windows 11 Pro (22621.1413).

    I have done all of the suggested things to disable it.

    1. Turn off "Use the print screen key" to open screen snipping under Settings -> Accessibility ->Keyboard

    2. Add 32-bit Dword called "PrintScreenKeyForSnippingEnabled" to registry under "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard"
    3. "Do not Allow Snipping Tool To Run" set to Enabled using Group Policy (GPEDIT.MSC) and going to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Tablet PC -> Accessories
    4. Uninstall Snipping Tool

    And I rebooted the computer after each step above just for good measure.

    I know it sounds jerky when people say this, but I'm a computer/software/networking professional and been doing this since MS-DOS 3.1 so I'm sure I have done this correctly and I would think that one of the options would do the trick, and I've done all 4. If I had hair I'd be pulling my hair out. Perhaps my Google search skills aren't what they used to be.

    SO I can only think that this tool that is coming up when I press Print Screen is another built-in tool that is not the Snipping Tool.

    I have attached a screenshot of what comes up when I press PrtScn. It's the 4 options of selecting rectangular area, free drawing area, active window and then fullscreen mode.
    Last edited by dlhtox; 02 Apr 2023 at 15:47.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 43,418
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, have a look at this setting:
    Seemingly cannot uninstall or disable the Snipping Tool (Windows 11)-1.jpg

    I have no problem using 3rd party screenshot tools.

    Note- you have not succeeded in uploading your screenshot- which is done thus:
    Seemingly cannot uninstall or disable the Snipping Tool (Windows 11)-screenshot-.png
    (tutorial available)

    N.B. My answer is based on Win 10. You are using Win 11, you say. For Win 11 - please register with Thanks
      My Computers


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