Windows 10: snipping tool unusable

  1.    01 Jun 2018 #1

    snipping tool unusable


    HI all : I click on the snipping tool that I have pinned to my task bar , It opens on the 4 th monitor , in a small box . I can't click new . see the picture . thanks . I would really like to have this feature back ... Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    01 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, what is your Windows build? Windows key + R, winver.

    Note this article about a new tool - I haven't worked out which build that relates to, but a change might relate to your problem.
    Windows 10 is finally getting an improved screenshot tool - The Verge

    If you have an older build e.g. 1709, then you may need to consider trying a repair e.g. running
    SFC /SCANNOW
    from an admin command prompt.

    I've not come across comments related to the tool in a multi-monitor environment- others may have.

    Meanwhile, there are plenty of screen capture programs around (free and commercial).
    One I use is DuckCapture- the only free one I've found that captures scrolling pages successfully.
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Jun 2018 #3

    Yep I was going to suggest running a system file check too.

    Does it work ok on the other 3 monitors ?
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       02 Jun 2018 #4

    Have you tried running it from the Start menu? Does that look the same? I use it so often that if I click on Start and type a single S it is the top search result

    If it works from Start, unpin it from the taskbar and pin it again.
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  5.    02 Jun 2018 #5

    HI : I ran sfc with no issues or errors . I have no option to click anything on the snip box , and it always opens up on the 4 th monitor .... windows version 1803
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  6.    02 Jun 2018 #6

    I used to use SNipping Tool a lot. But then I found Greenshot. It's free, has more options, and I like it much better than Snipping Tool.

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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       02 Jun 2018 #7

    I have the Snipping Tool pinned to the Taskbar, suitable for most of my needs [as long as I don't try to snip the wrong thing].
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