Microsoft confirms Windows 10 screenshot tool crashes for some users

It seems that the native Windows 10 screenshot tool called "Snip & Sketch" is affected by a rather annoying issue where the app fails to load for some users when trying to take screenshots. 'screen. This bug doesn't seem to completely affect the OS's ability to capture screenshots until you trust the Snip & Sketch tool.

The fact that Microsoft's own app can't run on its own operating system doesn't sound great, but it's not the first time. A bug broke the same app last year and the company then rushed to fix some of the issues.

As you probably know, the Snip & Sketch tool allows users to capture screenshots on Windows and has a variety of options including the ability to edit screenshots, capture only parts of the screen and then make changes using applications such as Paint. it can be a genuinely useful tool for many people.

On April 28, Microsoft quietly updated its support documents to acknowledge the issue with the Windows 10 Snipping Tool. The document states that the company is aware of an issue where the Snip & Sketch app may not capture a screenshot and may not open when pressing and holding Windows key + Shift + S.

This issue stems from the Windows 10 February 2022 Update and affects all cumulative updates released later.

Microsoft didn't reveal when a fix for the Snipping Tool will arrive, but suggested it was actively working on a fix.

"We are currently investigating and will provide an update when more information becomes available," Microsoft said.

In addition to a buggy Snip & Sketch tool, Windows 10 is also plagued with an issue where recovery discs created using the legacy Backup and Restore (Windows 7) Control Panel application fail to boot. not on some devices. Fortunately, no third-party recovery application is affected and Microsoft is working on a workaround.

It should be noted that these issues are still present in the latest optional Windows 10 update (KB5011831). This means that the May 2022 Patch Tuesday update won't fix the issues, but the patch could still arrive by the end of the month via another optional patch.

It seems that the native Windows 10 screenshot tool called "Snip & Sketch" is affected by a rather annoying issue where the app fails to load for some users when trying to take screenshots. 'screen. This bug doesn't seem to completely affect the OS's ability to capture screenshots until you trust the Snip & Sketch tool.

The fact that Microsoft's own app can't run on its own operating system doesn't sound great, but it's not the first time. A bug broke the same app last year and the company then rushed to fix some of the issues.

As you probably know, the Snip & Sketch tool allows users to capture screenshots on Windows and has a variety of options including the ability to edit screenshots, capture only parts of the screen and then make changes using applications such as Paint. it can be a genuinely useful tool for many people.

On April 28, Microsoft quietly updated its support documents to acknowledge the issue with the Windows 10 Snipping Tool. The document states that the company is aware of an issue where the Snip & Sketch app may not capture a screenshot and may not open when pressing and holding Windows key + Shift + S.

This issue stems from the Windows 10 February 2022 Update and affects all cumulative updates released later.

Microsoft didn't reveal when a fix for the Snipping Tool will arrive, but suggested it was actively working on a fix.

"We are currently investigating and will provide an update when more information becomes available," Microsoft said.

In addition to a buggy Snip & Sketch tool, Windows 10 is also plagued with an issue where recovery discs created using the legacy Backup and Restore (Windows 7) Control Panel application fail to boot. not on some devices. Fortunately, no third-party recovery application is affected and Microsoft is working on a workaround.

It should be noted that these issues are still present in the latest optional Windows 10 update (KB5011831). This means that the May 2022 Patch Tuesday update won't fix the issues, but the patch could still arrive by the end of the month via another optional patch.

Via: Windows 11 Central

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