Windows 10/11: Open Snipping Tool by pressing the button – it works like this

Windows 10/11: Open Snipping Tool by pressing the button - it works like this

The Screenshot app Snipping Tool integrated into Windows 10 and 11 can be set up so that it can be called up at the press of a button. We’ll show you how.

You can take a screenshot of the full screen in Windows by using the Print key; The key combination Alt-Print Captures an image of the currently open window. However, you can also set the Print Screen key to invoke the Snipping Tool, which is Windows 10 and 11’s built-in screenshot app.

To do this, call up “Settings” through the Start menu and open “Ease of Access” (in Windows 11: “Accessibility”). In Windows 10, scroll down the column on the left and click on “Keyboard”, in Windows 11 you will find the entry in the main window. In the window that opens, scroll down again and set the switch for “Use the print screen key to open the screen clipping function” to “On”.

You can set Windows to automatically start the Snipping Tool for taking screenshots when you press the Print key.

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You can set Windows to automatically start the Snipping Tool for taking screenshots when you press the Print key.

Now launch the Snipping Tool with the Print key. At the top edge of the screen, you can choose whether you want to select a rectangle, a free form, the current window, or the entire screen. The image outlined with the mouse cursor ends up on the clipboard, from where you can paste it into any graphics program. Clicking Preview in the bottom right transfers the data to the Snipping Tool’s workspace.

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