Windows 11 Snipping Tool gets quicker access to screen recording

Windows Insiders in Canary and Dev mode are getting updates for the Snipping Tool and Notepad, and new additions.


  • Windows Insider sees new changes to the Snipping Tool and Notepad.
  • The Snipping Tool now has a built-in text editor to easily switch between screenshots and screenshots.
  • You too can now add PC Audio and voiceovers while recording with the Snipping Tool screen recording.
  • Notepad now automatically saves your session, allowing you to close the program and pick up where you left off.
  • Microsoft also released new builds for Canary, Dev, and Beta systems, which focus on bug fixes today.

Windows Insiders in the Dev and Canary Channels are getting Windows 11 support. Microsoft is now shipping an update to the Snipping Tool, which makes it easier to start recording. The release is also a Notepad add-on, which makes saving a field easier.

You should see the update for Snipping Tool version 11.2307.44.0 and Notepad version 11.2307.22.0. With the tweaks to the Snipping Tool, Microsoft is adding text clipping, which appears when you press the Windows Key, Shift, and S on your keyboard. The new integration bar makes it easy to switch between taking physical photos and recording your screen without opening a specific app. Basically, this means that you can now use the Windows Key, Shift, and R as a shortcut to open the recorder to record. The biggest change, however, is a new way to record your screen to add PC audio and voice, which helps to make the tool even more versatile.

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As for Notepad tweaks, Microsoft says that Notepad will now automatically save your session. You can close Notepad without any dialog to distract you, just pick up where you left off. The program will restore previously opened tabs and other unsaved tabs. This does not affect files, and you will have the option to save or discard unsaved changes to files each time you close the tab. You’ll have full control over this in the Notepad app, if you don’t like it, and a new Notepad document every time you open the app.

This was not the only Windows Insider event of the day. Microsoft has also released a new update. Although most of these builds were shells, there is Canary Channel build 25941, Dev Channel build 23536, and Beta channel builds 22621.2265 and 22631.2265.

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