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The Windows Snipping Tool is an integrated utility found in Microsoft Windows 10/11 operating systems, designed for users to conveniently capture screenshots or snips of their desktop or specific screen areas.
This screen capture tool proves invaluable for swiftly grabbing crucial information displayed on the desktop. Moreover, it offers different methods for capturing images to suit your preferences.
The Windows Snipping Tool has evolved over the years, introducing a variety of new and exciting features such as delayed screenshot capture and video snipping. However, there are numerous third-party screen capture tools available that offer more advanced capabilities for capturing screenshots and videos, with TechSmith’s Snagit and Greenshot as few examples.
If this tool is not in use in your organization and you want to remove/uninstall it completely, then this step-by-step guide provides multiple ways to remove this tool from Windows 11 device.
If you prefer to disable the Snipping Tool without completely removing or uninstalling it, you can use the steps provided in this guide: 3 ways disable Snipping tool in Windows 11. It shows several methods to disable the Snipping Tool on Windows 11 devices.
In a recent blog posts, I have discussed about how to disable Microsoft Store app using Intune. You can refer to below URLs to find more information about it:
Method 1 – How to uninstall Snipping tool using Settings App?
Settings app in Windows 11 is a centralized and user-friendly interface for configuring and customizing various aspects of their Windows environment. I will use it to find Snipping App Installed on the device and remove it. Please find the steps below:
- Press Windows + I keys to open Settings app on Windows 10/11
- Click on Apps > Installed Apps and search for Snipping Tool using the search box.
- Click on three dots on the right-hand side and then click on Uninstall to remove/uninstall this tool.
Method 2 – How to uninstall Snipping tool using Winget?
Windows Package Manager, also known as
winget is a free and open-source package manager developed by Microsoft for Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems. This command-line utility works for the installation and uninstallation of applications.
You can also utilize the
winget list command, which displays a comprehensive list of all installed apps on your device. You can then review this list to locate the Snipping Tool and find its version number. Alternatively, for a shortcut command, you can directly use
winget list snipping to access this information.
2.1 Find Snipping tool version using winget
winget list snipping
C:\Windows\System32>winget list snipping Name Id Version --------------------------------------------------------------- Snipping Tool Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbwe 11.2307.48.0
2.2 Uninstall Snipping tool using Winget
Now that we have identified the version number of the Snipping Tool installed on the device, we can proceed to use the
winget uninstall command to remove the Snipping Tool from this device.
winget uninstall --name Snipping Tool --version 11.2302.48.0
Method 3 – How to uninstall Snipping tool using Powershell?
To uninstall Snipping tool on Windows 10/11 device, we first need to check ” *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* using Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* command.
Execute below command on Powershell console launched as administrator to Uninstall Snipping tool from Windows 10/11 devices.
Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* | Remove-AppxPackage
How to get Snipping tool back after Uninstalling it?
If you’ve uninstalled the Snipping Tool from your Windows 10 or 11 device and want to reinstall it, you can choose one of the methods below:
Method 1 – Use Microsoft Store to Install Snipping tool
First method to re-install Snipping tool is to use Microsoft Store. Let’s check the steps:
- Launch Microsoft Store app using Start Menu.
- Search for Snipping tool and click on Get to install the tool on your device.
Method 2 – Use Winget to Install Snipping tool
As we had used winget command to uninstall Snipping tool in previously, you can also utilize the same command to Install the application back on the device. You can either use below command to install Snipping tool using
winget install 9MZ95KL8MR0L
How to disable Snipping tool using Registry?
You can also just disable Snipping tool without Uninstalling it from the device. You can use below steps to create a registry entry which will disable Snipping tool on the device for all users.
– Open Registry Editor > Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\TabletPC. Create a new DWORD registry entry called DisableSnippingTool and set its value to 1 to disable it. Please make sure to restart your device to complete the process.
How to disable Print screen from opening Snipping tool?
Print screen keyboard button by default opens up Snipping tool on Windows. You can turn off this feature by using below steps:
– Open Settings App > Accessibility > Keyboard > Turn off the toggle for “Use the Print screen button to open screen snipping“.
– Open Registry editor > Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard. On right-hand side, you will find PrintScreenKeyForSnippingEnabled DWORD registry entry. Set its value to 0 to turn it off. Make sure to signout and signin in to complete the process.
How to disable Snipping tool using Intune?
To disable Snipping tool using Intune. Create a device configuration profile and use Settings Catalog policy setting: “Do not allow Snipping Tool to run“. Deploy this setting on Windows devices via an Azure AD group.