Windows 10: Snip & Sketch no longer comes back to the foreground after taking a snip with UWP apps running

Discus and support Snip & Sketch no longer comes back to the foreground after taking a snip with UWP apps running in Microsoft Windows 10 Store to solve the problem; I'm not sure which build/update this started happening with currently on 2004, Build 19041.508 but for a while now, Snip & Sketch has stopped returning... Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 10 Store' started by datajosh, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. datajosh Win User

    Snip & Sketch no longer comes back to the foreground after taking a snip with UWP apps running


    I'm not sure which build/update this started happening with currently on 2004, Build 19041.508 but for a while now, Snip & Sketch has stopped returning to the foreground after I take a snip when UWP apps are open. The only two exceptions I've come across so far are Messenger and WhatsApp, both Facebook creations. This also means I have the potential to lose the snip unless I alt-tab back to Snip & Sketch in these situations. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, resetting the app, and some PowerShell commands I ran across for the Microsoft Store that I can't find right now. Nothing has fixed it.


    If I have no UWP apps open or just Facebook and/or WhatsApp, it works correctly with absolutely no issues. As soon as I open another UWP app, it goes back to not returning to the foreground after a snip. Any ideas on how to resolve this?


    UWP apps tested that have caused this issue: Clock, Calendar, Calculator, Settings, Groove Music, Microsoft Store, Your Phone, Hulu, Netflix, Twitter, Speedtest, Plex

    UWP apps tested that have NOT caused this issue: Messenger Facebook, WhatsApp

    :)
     
    datajosh, Sep 26, 2020
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  2. Gen Test Win User

    App location for Snip & Sketch

    The Windows 10 Snip & Sketch App is a Microsoft Store (UWP) App, so it does not have a traditional ".exe" file or location that can be accessed to create a hotkey.

    If you want to create a Hotkey to a UWP App (eg. Snip & Sketch), the easiest way is:

    1. Type Shell:Appsfolder in file explorer's address bar or from the Run dialogue (Win+R)

    This will open the "virtual" start menu apps folder for us to work with.

    1. Locate the App (eg. Snip & Sketch), right click and select "Create shortcut." Allow the shortcut to be placed on Desktop.
    2. Right click on shortcut, enter properties and customize shortcut key.
     
    Gen Test, Sep 26, 2020
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  3. Snip and Sketch Awkward

    Use Windows+shift+s to launch Snip and Sketch. Can snip a screenshot.

    Now the problem is this: after snipping the screen shot, it does not automatically appear in the Snip and Sketch app. So I open Snip and Sketch and there's nothing on it.

    So I have choose 'new' and snip the screen yet again.

    I recall using this once and taking a screenshot and voila! Snip and Sketch appeared with the screen shot duly in the app's workspace, ready for annotations and saving etc. This facility has disappeared. I have re-set it according to instructions, and even
    reinstalled it - yet the problem persists.

    Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks
     
    StephenAustinHK, Sep 26, 2020
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  4. JimWynne Win User

    Snip & Sketch no longer comes back to the foreground after taking a snip with UWP apps running

    Snip & Sketch

    It's the Snipping Tool that's being phased out, not Snip & Sketch. FWIW, I just used the latter tool and was able to paste the snip into a Word (Office 365) document. There was a point in the past when for reasons unknown, opening Word would clear the
    clipboard. If you're using an older version, you might want to try opening the document first, before taking a screenshot.

    If you prefer to use Snipping Tool, all you have to do (as I suggested earlier) is open the Start Menu and type snip.
     
    JimWynne, Sep 26, 2020
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