Snipping Tool  


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Snipping Tool


    On my new Dell Inspiron laptop, in Windows 10, I've assigned the Snipping Tool to the Print Screen key.
    Very convenient, but now I am not asked to save the image before exiting.
    How do I restore that option?
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  2. Posts : 30,403
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    ncarron said:
    ...now I am not asked to save the image before exiting...
    Welcome to Ten Forums.


    Click on Options and look for 'Prompt to save snips before exiting'.

    Snipping Tool-image.png
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Reply to Bree


    In my original message I forgot to mention that I had already checked 'Prompt to save snips before exiting'. But it doesn't work. Sorry for neglecting to state that.
    Any other ideas?
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  4. Posts : 30,403
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    ncarron said:
    In my original message I forgot to mention that I had already checked 'Prompt to save snips before exiting'. But it doesn't work. Sorry for neglecting to state that.
    Any other ideas?

    How did you assign the snipping tool to the PrtScn key? Did you use a 3rd-party app to do it?

    That is not one of the available keys in this tutorial....

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option2

    ...but if I use the standard Windows method given in that tutorial and assign the snipping tool to a function key such as F10, then I still get prompted to save on closing it.

    Snipping Tool-image.png
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  5. Posts : 67,395
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Reply to Shawn Brink and to Bree


    Thank you Shawn Brink. BUT:
    In your tutorial, your Option 2 is the way I did it. I did select "Prompt to save snips before exiting". I still get no prompt to save.
    This is the most recent procedure I tried:
    Start - Snip&Sketch - Settings (under the three dots) - select "Use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping". And select Auto copy to clipboard. Also turn on "Save snips, Ask to save my snip before closing".
    Close and restart machine.
    That should do it. But it doesn't.
    Now when I use snip (by clicking Print Screen) it auto copies to the clipboard but still does not ask to save the snip.
    I can't reproduce the procedure in Bree's png image (in post #4, ... tutorials... #option2) because in the properties window for file %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe, the Shortcut tab does not exist(!).
    So the problem remains.
    I haven't tried your Option 3 since I don't feel comfortable messing with the Registry. What I've done so far really should work.
    Again, I'm on a new Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 10, and all its latest updates.
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  7. Posts : 67,395
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    Just to note that the Snip & Sketch app and Snipping Tool app are two separate apps that do not share settings.
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