Apps Enable or Disable Screen Capture and Record with Snipping Tool app in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to take a screenshot and record screen with the Snipping Tool app for all users in Windows 11.

The Snipping Tool app includes a built-in screen recorder and allows you to quickly take and annotate screenshots, photos and other images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save, paste or share with other apps.

If you disable the ability to take a screenshot and record screen with the Snipping Tool app, nothing will happen with users try to Snip or Record using the Snipping Tool app.

Reference:

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable screen capture and record with Snipping Tool app.



EXAMPLE: Snip and Record options in Snipping Tool app

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.

2 Enable Screen Capture and Record with Snipping Tool app

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_screen_capture_and_record_with_Snipping_Tool.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Experience\AllowScreenCapture]
"value"=dword:00000001

3 Disable Screen Capture and Record with Snipping Tool app

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_screen_capture_and_record_with_Snipping_Tool.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Experience\AllowScreenCapture]
"value"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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