Windows OS

[SOLVED] Windows + Shift + S Not Working on Windows 10/11

Snip & Sketch is used for taking screenshots if you have done something impressive, like you made it onto a leaderboard you always wanted to get on or you made a new high score in a game and want to show your friend. More specifically, “Windows + Shift + S” is the shortcut for Snip & Sketch. However, sometime this shortcut can’t work. This issue can be fixed by enabling the Snip & Sketch notifications and clipboard history, reset it, or reinstall it.

In this write-up, we will provide the ways to fix the “Windows + Shift + S Not Working” issue on Windows.

How to Fix the “Windows + Shift + S Not Working” Issue on Windows 10/11?

To fix “Windows + Shift + S” not Working on Windows 10/11, try the following fixes:

Method 1: Turn on Clipboard History

Clipboard history saves a couple of the last things you copied instead of only the latest one. So, turn on Clipboard history by following the instructions provided.

Step 1: Open Settings

Hit the “Windows” and “I” Keys to open System Settings:

Step 2: Select System

Tap on “System”: 

Step 3: Choose Clipboard

Move to “Clipboard”: 

Step 4: Turn on Clipboard History

Turn on the “Clipboard History” toggle button:

Method 2: Reinstall Snip & Sketch

Uninstall and then install “Snip & Sketch” again from the “Microsoft Store” by following the instructions provided.

Step 1: Uninstall Snip & Sketch

Hit the “Windows” button, locate “Snip & Sketch”, right-click it, and now press “Uninstall”:

Step 2: Reinstall from Microsoft Store

Download it again from the Windows Store.

Method 3: Enable Snip & Sketch Notifications

This error might be because Notifications for Snip & Sketch are disabled. Therefore, enable notifications by following the steps below. 

Step 1: Choose Notifications & Actions

Open Settings and go to the System, and select the option highlighted below: 

Step 2: Turn on the Notification

Locate “Snip & Sketch” and turn on its notifications toggle button:

Method 4: Reset Snip & Sketch

Reset Snip and Sketch, which will delete its data by following the instructions provided below.

Step 1: Select Apps

Open Settings and choose “Apps” from the list:

Step 2: Go to Apps & features

Select “Apps & features”:

Step 3: Pick Snip & Sketch

Find “Snip & Sketch” and click it:

Step 4: Redirect to Advanced Options

Hit “Advanced Options”:

Step 5: Reset

Hit the “Reset” button:

Now, restart your system and press the discussed Windows shortcut to check its working.


The Windows + Shift + S Not Working issue on Windows 10/11 can be fixed using different methods. These methods include turning on clipboard history, reinstalling snip & sketch, enabling snip & sketch notifications, and resetting snip & sketch. In this article, we provided multiple step-by-step ways to fix the “Windows + Shift + S Not Working” issue on Windows 10/11.

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