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First check that the Microsoft Store app called "Snip & Sketch" is installed. It has taken over for the old "Snipping tool".

You could also have an application running that intercepts your keyboard command. Any of your desktop applications that support global keyboard shortcuts? Often common in desktop music players, recording tools, game-overlay clients, and terminal emulators. If you have any, go through their keyboard bindings settings and check if any of them have bound the Win key for anything.

Yeah this is an anoying bug I have had happen a few times

A restart fixes it but you can also open task manger find explorer.exe and kill it.. then in taskmanger open the run dialog box and start explorer.exe (explorer is most of the graphic interface in windows if you fuck it up a restart fixes it)

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Win + Shift + S won't work for me anymore. Whenever i press it, it just load for a little and then nothing happens. This has been going on for almost a year, i've tried messing with settings, restarting my pc, uninstalling and installing again. It just suddenly stopped working. Can someone help me?

Snipping Tool not working issue may arise due to corrupted or damaged system files on your PC.

In such cases, running an SFC (System File Checker) scan might help.

Here’s how to do it :

  • Step 1 : Right-click on the Start menu icon to choose the Windows Terminal (admin) option from the resulting menu.

  • Step 2 : Type the command mentioned below and press Enter.

SFC /scannow

Wait for the process to complete. Once done, restart your PC and launch the Snipping Tool app to see if it works fine.

For futher others methods if this can't help , you can take a look at this

Top 7 Ways to Fix Snip­ping Tool Not Work­ing on Win­dows 11

Win+Shift+S to select and area to take a screenshots stopped working about three weeks ago.

Here are some screenshots to go along with this post.

I am using Windows 10, and when I press the keys it doesn't take a screenshot or bring up the selection box. Using the same keyboard on my work device, it does work. After a lot of research it was initially suggested I try to do some repairs, which didn't fix it, then I ran in to this article. I tried everything, but when I attempt to enable notifications I don't see snip & sketch as an option in the app list. I think this could be the problem, or at least part of of it, but I don't know how to make it appear in the list.

From the screenshots, in example 1, if I click on the "take a new snip" button it says "you'll need a new app to open this ms-screenclip link." If I take a full screen snip from the system tray it does work and pops up snip and sketch afterward. When I click on the store link it tries to search for an app called "ms-screenclip" and no results come up.

Example 2, the settings say to use the PrtScn button but that doesn't work either - and it isn't the hotkey I want to use.

Example 3 - If I load up the old snipping tool it says that we have switched to Snip & Sketch and to use Win+Shift+S. This doesn't work.

I've done a repair of snip and sketch, and a full reinstall of snip and sketch. When reinstalling I noticed a lot of poor reviews recently on the app store, with some saying that the shortcut didn't work for them either. Some were windows 11 users saying the most recent update fixed it for them, but I'm not going to Windows 11 until I can put the taskbar on the right side vertically.

Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: For those who come here in the future, the answer given by u/dblokillo solved this. I had to go in to an admin powershell instance, run DISM /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:Windows.Client.ShellComponents~~~~0.0.1.0, restart, then run DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Windows.Client.ShellComponents~~~~0.0.1.0. Problem solved.

Win+Shift+S to select and area to take a screenshots stopped working about three weeks ago.

Here are some screenshots to go along with this post.

I am using Windows 10, and when I press the keys it doesn't take a screenshot or bring up the selection box. Using the same keyboard on my work device, it does work. After a lot of research it was initially suggested I try to do some repairs, which didn't fix it, then I ran in to this article. I tried everything, but when I attempt to enable notifications I don't see snip & sketch as an option in the app list. I think this could be the problem, or at least part of of it, but I don't know how to make it appear in the list.

From the screenshots, in example 1, if I click on the "take a new snip" button it says "you'll need a new app to open this ms-screenclip link." If I take a full screen snip from the system tray it does work and pops up snip and sketch afterward. When I click on the store link it tries to search for an app called "ms-screenclip" and no results come up.

Example 2, the settings say to use the PrtScn button but that doesn't work either - and it isn't the hotkey I want to use.

Example 3 - If I load up the old snipping tool it says that we have switched to Snip & Sketch and to use Win+Shift+S. This doesn't work.

I've done a repair of snip and sketch, and a full reinstall of snip and sketch. When reinstalling I noticed a lot of poor reviews recently on the app store, with some saying that the shortcut didn't work for them either. Some were windows 11 users saying the most recent update fixed it for them, but I'm not going to Windows 11 until I can put the taskbar on the right side vertically.

Any help would be appreciated.

Why is my win shift s not working?

Click Start -> Settings to enter into Windows Settings screen. Click Apps -> Apps & features. Click Snip & Sketch in the right window and click Advanced Options link. Click Reset button in the pop-up Snip & Sketch window to reset this Windows 10 screen capture tool.

Why is Windows shift s not working Windows 11?

But, what if the Windows+Shift+S key stops working? It is caused by the conflict of the shortcut keys of Snipping Tool and OneNote keyboard shortcuts. 1. If you have a USB controller plugged into your system, unplug or disconnect it from your system.

Why does Snip and sketch not work?

What Causes Snip and Sketch Problems? In some cases, when the snip and sketch app does not work, the issue can be related to the app's data on your system. In such a scenario, you will have to simply reset the application on your system which will delete the app's data on your system.