Snip & Sketch is a built-in screenshot tool in Windows 11 merged with the classic Snipping Tool for screen capture. You can open this tool by searching from the Start menu or pressing the
But, by default, using the Print Screen key, you don’t have more control as you have in Snip & Sketch. If you want to active the Snip & Sketch tool by just pressing a single key Print Screen, Windows 11 provides an easy option in the settings app. Instead of pressing three keys simultaneously to open the Snip & Sketch app, you can enable the Keyboard’s Print (PrtScr, Prt Sc, or Print Screen) key.
How to Activate the Print Screen button to Open Snip & Sketch App in Windows 11?
As said 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. To do that, use the following steps:-
Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing
Step 2. Select the
Step 3. Then click the
Step 4. On the Keyboard settings, toggle the button beside “Use the Print screen button to open snipping.”
Step 5. Restart your computer or laptop now.
That’s it. To test everything is working file, press the Print Screen button from your keyboard. Snip & Sketch should open.
On some laptops, you may have to press the