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How to Add Snipping Tool to Taskbar Windows 11?

Bloggers, artists, and anyone who wants or intends to take a screenshot on a Windows computer might have used the Snipping Tool once. A handy utility tool built into the Windows ecosystem, Snipping Tool is the go-to app for anyone who works with a lot of media.

But with the recent feature update in Windows 11, the Snipping Tool has now been replaced with the Snip and Sketch app. However, if you are someone who’s from the old school and prefer to use the good old Snipping Tool in Windows 11, you can do so by following the steps outlined in this guide.

Where is the Snipping Tool located in Windows 11?

Snipping Tool is a well-known tool that is found in both Windows 10 and 11. You can access this tool by searching for it in the search box in the taskbar and clicking on the respective search result. Afterward, you can use the options to capture the screen as per your requirements.

How do I add the Snipping Tool to the Windows 11 taskbar?

To pin the Snipping Tool to the taskbar in Windows 11, start by searching “Snipping Tool” in the Windows Search box.

In the search results, you will see the Snipping Tool icon. Right-click on it and then select the option “Pin the taskbar.” Afterward, you will see the Snipping Tool icon appear in the taskbar.

However, if the Snipping Tool doesn’t appear in the search results, you don’t have to worry. There’s another way you can pin a Snipping Tool to the taskbar.

Open the File Explorer in Windows 10/11 and navigate to the following path:


Find the file SnippingTool.exe, right-click on it, and select Pin to taskbar. After you have done this, you will see the Snipping Tool icon in the taskbar.


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Can you create a shortcut for the Snipping Tool in Windows 11?

You cannot create a shortcut for Snipping Tool in Windows 10 or 11. However, you can use keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots using the Snipping Tool. Press Win + Shift + S to take a screenshot.


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