Traditionally, the legacy “Print Screen” or PrtScn button on your keyboard has been what you’d use to take a quick, easy snapshot of whatever is on your screen. Now, that feature is changing soon—although you don’t have to let it.
Earlier this month, Microsoft began pushing Build 22624.1546 to the Windows Insider Beta Channel—the channel for changes that Will you to your computer in the near future. The behavior of the build is changed by this build PrtScn button. Instead of the Print Screen function being activated, it opens the Snipping Tool application instead.
The Snipping Tool app can be quite flexible, to be fair. It doesn’t offer the one-click functionality of PrtScnHowever, the tool offers a full-screen snipping capability just like the legacy shortcut. It also offers the ability to “snip” whatever’s in your current window, the entire screen, or a custom region. Microsoft even plans on adding the ability to record video clips from the Snipping Tool, so you’ll be able to record a small video of how to do something… like a screen snip.
This functionality is available in Windows 11 as well, but you might not be aware of it. Also You can turn it off. You should see the Windows Settings menu.