How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

The Snipping Tool has long been the default application for taking screenshots on Windows. By clicking the keyboard shortcut, you may easily bring up the Snipping Tool and take a Snapshot. It features five modes, including Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, and others. If you dislike the interface or functionality of the tool, or if you prefer third-party screen capture applications, you may quickly disable or uninstall it from your Windows 11 PC. Follow the methods listed in this guide to learn how to disable Snipping tool in Windows 11 PCs.

How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

Three methods can be used to disable Snipping tool on Windows 11. One is to simply uninstall Snipping Tool from your PC and the other is to disable it using Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor.

Method 1: Disable Via Registry Editor

Follow these steps to disable Snipping tool on Windows 11 through Registry Editor:

1. Click on the Search icon, type Registry Editor, and click on Open.

Start menu search results for Registry Editor

2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

go to the following path in Registry Editor Windows 11

3. Right-click on the Microsoft folder in the left pane and click on New > Key from the context menu, as depicted below.

right click on Microsoft folder and select New then Key option

4. Rename the newly created key TabletPC, as shown.

rename new key as TabletPC. How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

5. Go to the TabletPC key folder and right-click anywhere in the right pane to open the context menu.

6. Here, click on New > DWORD (32-bit) Value as illustrated below.

right click on TabletPC and select New then Key option

7. Name the newly created value as DisableSnippingTool and double-click on it.

rename new value as DisableSnippingTool. How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

8. Change the Value Data to 1 in the Edit DWORD (32-Bit) Value dialog box. Click on OK.

enter 1 in the value data in Registry Editor Windows 11

9. Finally, restart your PC to save the changes.

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Method 2: Disable Via Local Group Policy Editor

Listed below are the steps to disable Snipping tool on Windows 11 through local group policy editor. In case, you are unable to launch it, read our guide on How to Enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 11 Home Edition.

1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys together.

2. Type gpedit.msc and click on OK, as shown.

Run dialog box

3. Navigate to the given path in the left pane.:

User Configuration > Administrative Templetes > Windows Components > Tablet PC > Accessories

4. Double-click on Do not allow Snipping Tool to run in the right pane, shown highlighted.

Snipping tool policy in the Local Group Editor. How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

5. Select the Enabled option and then, click on Apply > OK to save these changes.

Group Policy setting

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Method 3: Uninstall Snipping Tool Completely

Here’s how to uninstall Snipping Tool in Windows 11 if you no longer wish to use it:

1. Press Windows + X keys simultaneously to open the Quick Link menu.

2. Click on the Apps and Features option from the menu, as shown.

select Apps and Features in the Quick Link menu. How to Disable Snipping Tool in Windows 11

3. Use the search box provided here to search for Snipping Tool app.

4. Then, click on the three dotted icon and click the Uninstall button, as depicted.

Apps & features section in the Settings app.

5. Click on Uninstall in the confirmation dialog box.

Uninstall confirmation dialog box

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

1 Comment

  1. thank you thank you thank you
    desperately trying to remove snipping tool
    yours are the only instructions that worked

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