Due to a Windows 11 bug, the snipping tool is not covering the whole screen for users with multiple displays. In this article, I will show you some solutions to fix this issue.
This snipping tool seems to break when the scaling between the two displays is different. Microsoft still has not officially fixed this bug, but there are some workarounds.
To fix this issue, try to use the same scale on both displays. This is how to do it:
- Enter Settings on Windows Search and click on Open:
- On the Settings windows, click on Display:
- On Scale, set both of your displays to have the same resolution. (For example, if your main display resolution is 100%, try to set your secondary display to 100%.)
- Reboot your PC.
While this fix is sure to work, it may not be the best solution for some users who prefer to keep the different scaling between different displays.
(To learn how to move your taskbar in Windows 11, read my article on how to move the taskbar to the right, left, or top in Windows 11.)
If you are unwilling to change your display scaling, keep reading for an alternative solution.
How to Fix Snipping Tool Not Covering Whole Screen Without Changing Scaling
There are two ways to fix this issue without changing scales. You can set your main display to the right side or repair/reset the snipping tool.
Solution 1: Switch the Main Display to the Right
To fix this issue without changing your display scaling, try to move your main display to the right side by rearranging it on Settings > Display. Alternatively, try to set your laptop screen as the main display.
Solution 2: Repair/Reset the Snipping Tool App
- Enter Snipping Tool on Windows Search and click on App Settings:
- On the Snipping Tool settings windows, browse to Reset and click on the Repair button.
- After that, click on the Reset button:
- Reboot your PC.
While Microsoft hasn’t yet fixed the snipping tool bug, there are a couple of workarounds to this issue. The main one is to adjust your multiple displays to have the same scaling.
To fix this issue without changing the scale, try to rearrange your main display to the right side on Settings -> Display, or set your laptop screen as the main display.
If you have the same wallpaper on a dual monitor whenever trying to set different wallpapers for each display, check my article on how to fix having the same wallpaper on dual monitors in Windows 11.