How to Turn On or Off Snipping Tools in Multiple Windows in Windows 11

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This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off Snipping Tool opening screenshots in multiple different windows in Windows 11.

The Snipping Tool app allows you to quickly annotate screenshots, photos, and other images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save, paste or share with other apps. The app by default will open screenshots in the same window.

However, if you want, you can open screenshots in multiple different windows when using the Snipping Tool app.

With the most recent version, you can also turn on a feature to automatically save screenshots. In addition to being copied to the clipboard, they’ll now be automatically saved in PNG format in the Screenshots folder under Picture in your home folder.

Below is how to enable or disable the Snipping Tool app to open new screenshots in different windows.

How to disable or enable multiple windows with Snipping Tool in Windows

As described above, by default, Snipping Tool will use one window for all screenshots. However, you can turn on a feature to open new screenshots in different windows, and the steps below show you how to do that.

Because Snipping Tool is not a native Win32 app, but a Store app that receives updates separately from the OS, you can’t change its settings with the group policy of Windows Registry.

To disable or enable it, open the Snipping Tool app. You can do that from the Start menu and search for Snipping Tool.

Under Best match, select the Snipping Tool app to launch.

windows 11 snipping tool disable automatically saving screenshots
windows 11 snipping tool disable automatically saving screenshots

Once the app opens, click on the three horizontal dots (ellipses) on the menu and select Settings.

windows 11 snipping tool options settings
windows 11 snipping tool options settings

On the Settings page, find the Multiple windows option, then toggle the switch button to On to enable the feature.

To disable it, simply toggle the switch button to the Off position.

windows 11 snipping tool multiple windows on or off
windows 11 snipping tool multiple windows on or off

Exit and your changes should be applied immediately.

Reference:

https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/snipping-tool/9MZ95KL8MR0L

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable Snipping Tool in multiple windows in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.