- Many users have reported receiving a notification that the Snipping Tool is missing.
- Microsoft has big plans with the Snipping Tool and that’s why the message appears.
- Everyone has different opinions about Microsoft’s plans with this long-standing tool.
- We’ll discuss what the notification means and what you can do about it.
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Many Windows 10 users have seen this warning on their PC screen:
The crop tool moves. In a future update, Snipping Tool will move to a new home. Try enhanced features and trim as usual with Snip & Sketch.
As you can see, Microsoft plans to replace the good old Snipping Tool with the Snip & Sketch app.
Many users don’t like the idea of the Snipping Tool being phased out in favor of the new Snip and Sketch app.
While the big M says using Snip & Sketch is much easier compared to its predecessor, most users are still hesitant to switch to the new app.
Snip & Sketch has already adopted many of the key features of Snipping Tool, but it is not that popular with users.
In addition, many users disagree with Microsoft’s strategy of leaving them no choice but to download certain apps from the Store. Yes, you need to download the new app if you want to take screenshots on your PC.
I’m really quite frustrated with Microsoft’s insistence on moving apps that were once included in the operating system to the Windows Store.
As an administrator in a high school environment, we locked the Windows Store in older versions of Windows 10. Now we need to see how to manage it, since things like Snip, Sketch, and Photos can only be found in Windows. Store.
However, it seems that even after 2 major Windows 10 updates (v2004 and x20H2) the Snipping Tool is still here showing the same error message above:
Naturally, users on the official Microsoft forums have asked the question:
[…] The message cannot be hidden, which is not convenient, and the message is also confusing because there is no explanation of what it means. Does this mean you are uninstalling the Snipping Tool? If so, why? it is such a simple and easy to use tool.
The answer from a Microsoft representative was not long in coming, although it was not very convincing:
Consider even through Microsoft to delete Windows 10 fragments, but they have not released the exact data or system version when the tool is uninstalled.
We can continue to use it and ignore that sentence. But because it is based on hard coding, it is not available to remove that sentence.
We may send feedback to Microsoft through Windows’ built-in App Feedback Center about this behavior to see if management options are released for the feature.
What is your view on this? Do you think it’s a good idea for Microsoft to offer the Snipping Tool as a separate application download after it’s been removed from the operating system?
Share your thoughts in the comments below.