Just as the Snipping Tool starts with the Print Screen (PrtSc) key on the keyboard in Windows 11, if the update is changed to “on” without permission, you will not be able to take screenshots with only the Print key. The workaround is to turn off “Print key opens screen snipping” in the accessibility settings. This page introduces how to disable the Snipping Tool startup with the Print Screen key in Windows 11.
Procedure to prevent Snipping Tool from starting with Print(PrtSc)
Click the “Start button” and click “Settings” in the Start menu.
Click the “Start button” and click “Settings” in the start menu.
Scroll through the accessibility settings and click “Keyboard”.
Click the “Use print screen button to open screen snipping” switch button to turn it off.
Print Screen key doesn’t work
If the above setting is “off” but the Print Screen key cannot be used, it is often possible to use it by turning it “on” and then turning it back to “off” and restarting the PC .
Screenshot alternative shortcut key for Print Screen key
You can easily take a screenshot of the entire screen by just pressing the Print Screen key, but if you want to start the Snipping Tool with the Print key, there are two other shortcut keys that combine two keys to take a screenshot. I have.
1. Take a screenshot of the entire screen with “Windows” + “Print”
Press “Windows” + “Print” on your keyboard to take a full-screen screenshot. The capture range is the entire screen including the taskbar. Screenshot images are also automatically saved.
screenshot image save location
Screenshots taken with “Windows” + “Print” are saved in the ” Screenshots folder ” in the Pictures folder.
■ Screenshot features of “Windows” + “Print”
The difference from the method of taking a screenshot with “Shift” + “Print” below is that if you take a screenshot with “Windows” + “Print”, the image can be saved automatically.
2. Screenshot the entire screen with “Shift” + “Print”
Press “Shift” + “Print” on your keyboard to take a full-screen screenshot. The capture range is the entire screen including the taskbar.
■ When taking a screenshot of only the active window
With “Alt” + “Print” on the keyboard, you can take a screenshot of only the active window displayed foremost.
Microsoft may unknowingly change the behavior of the Print Screen key in Windows 11 to “on” to launch the Snipping Tool instead of immediately taking a screenshot. Normally this setting is “off”, but due to updates such as Windows 11 updates, if the setting is enabled “on”, the Print Screen key behavior will launch the Snipping Tool. When this function is enabled, you can take a screenshot just by pressing the Print Screen key, but it is inconvenient because it requires a time-consuming operation. If you set the Snipping Tool startup setting with the Print Screen key to “Off” and cut a part of the screen and take a screenshot, use the standard “Windows” + “Shift” + “S” to start the Snipping Tool You will be able to start work smoothly.