How to Enable Print Screen Shortcut for Snip & Sketch on Windows 11?


Windows Snip and Sketch is Microsoft’s new, dedicated utility that lets you quickly capture, annotate, and share screenshots. It surpasses Snipping Tool (which is being phased out) and may offer all the free functionality you need. You can open this tool by searching from the Start menu or pressing the Windows + Shift + S shortcut keys.

Using three keys on your keyboard to open Snip & Sketch to take screenshots, you can enable the keyboard’s Print (PrtScr, Prt Sc, Print Screen) key to open and Snip & Sketch app and create a capture quickly.

By default, you don’t have more control using the Print Screen key than in Snip & Sketch. If you want to activate the Snip & Sketch tool by pressing a single key Print Screen, this risewindows article will show you how to do that.

How to Activate the Print Screen button to Open Snip & Sketch App in Windows 11?

As mentioned above, you can always use the shortcut keys Windows + Shift + S to open the modern Snip & Sketch app in Windows 11. But, if you want to curtail it, you can replace the Print Screen button with this shortcut to quickly open Snip & Sketch tool. For that, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.


Step 2. When it opens, select the Accessibility category from the left side pane of Windows Settings.

Step 3. Then click the Keyboard  tab on the right side pane of Accessibility.

Step 4. After that, on the Keyboard settings, toggle the button beside “Use the Print Screen button to open snipping.”

Step 5. Finally, restart your computer or laptop now.

Once you complete the above steps press the Print Screen button from your keyboard. So, Snip & Sketch should open testing everything is working file.

Also, you may have to press the FN + PRT SCN shortcut keys to open Snip & Sketch on some laptops.

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