Screen Sketch is replacing the classic Snipping Tool. The new Screen Sketch not only helps you take screen snips but also annotate and share them.
While Screen Sketch is slightly better than the Snipping Tool as far as features are concerned, it lacks several essential features that you find in third-party free screen snipping utilities. Tools like Greenshot and PicPick are certainly better than the Screen Sketch app in Windows 10.
If you are using a third-party screen capturing tool on your Windows 10 PC, you might want to uninstall the default Screen Sketch app.
In this guide, we will see how to uninstall the Screen Sketch app in Windows 10.
NOTE: If you want to start using the Screen Sketch app again in the future, you can get it from the Windows Store.
Method 1 of 2
Uninstall Screen Sketch via PowerShell
Step 1: Run PowerShell with admin rights. To do that, right-click on Start button on the taskbar and then click Windows PowerShell (admin) option.
Click Yes button when you get the UAC prompt.
Step 2: In the PowerShell window, type Get-AppxPackage and then press Enter key to list out all the apps installed on your PC.
Locate Screen Sketch app entry and copy its PackageFullName.
Step 3: Execute the following command to uninstall Screen Sketch:
Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage
In the above command, replace PackageFullName with the actual PackageFullName that you copied in the previous step.
If you are having issues with this method, use the directions in Method 2 of this guide.
Method 2 of 2
Uninstall Screen Sketch using CCleaner
Step 1: Download CCleaner for Windows 10 and install the same on your PC. If you don’t want to install an additional software, you may download the portable version.
Step 2: Run CCleaner and navigate to Tools > Uninstall.
Step 3: Look for Screen Sketch entry. Select its entry and then click Uninstall button. Click OK button when you get the confirmation dialog to uninstall the Screen Sketch app.
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