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

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The article provides steps on how to enable or disable the Snipping Tool’s feature of opening screenshots in multiple windows in Windows 11. By default, the tool opens screens in the same window but it can be modified. It also mentions the automatic saving of screenshots in PNG format. The changes are applied by accessing…

This article describes steps to turn on or off the Snipping Tool opening screenshots in multiple windows 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 save screenshots automatically. 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, the Snipping Tool will default 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 disabled automatically saving screenshots

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

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

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

To disable it, 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 the Snipping Tool in multiple windows 11 windows. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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