This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off automatically save screenshots with Snipping Tools in Windows 11.
Starting with the most recent version of Snipping Tools, you can now enable or disable automatically saving 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.
This feature is enabled by default. If you don’t want to automatically save screenshots automatically, you can simply disable it, and the steps below show you how to do that.
How to disable or enable auto saving screenshots with Snipping Tool in Windows
As described above, starting with the most recent version of Snipping Tools, you can now enable or disable automatically saving screenshots.
This feature is enabled by default, but can easily be disabled in the apps’ settings page.
Below is how to do that.
Because Snipping Tool is not a native Win32 app, but a Store app which receives updates separately from the OS, you can’t change its settings with group policy of Windows Registry.
To disable or enable, open Snipping Tool app. You can do that from the Start menu and searching for Snipping Tool.
Under Best match, select Snipping Tool app to launch.
Once the app opens, click on the three horizontal dots (ellipses) on the menu and select Settings.
On the Settings page, find the Automatically save screenshots option, then toggle the switch button to On or Off to enable or disable it as you like.
Exit and your changes should be applied immediately.
That should do it!
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