Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: MS Snipping Tool

06 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
MS Snipping Tool


Have been using that MS "Snipping Tool" that came with Windows 7 on my PC quite often.
Really a nice little add-on.

However, I cannot get the "Eraser" function to ever work.

I looked for an update of it to download, but can't find anyplace.
Is there one ?

And, anyone know how to get the Eraser to function like it should ?
I think, but am not sure, that it did at one time.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Apr 2013   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 64

The eraser will only erase things that you put in with the pen. It will not erase anything in the actual snip.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

Just out of curiosity, how are you trying to use the eraser?

If you draw a line or use the hi-lighter then switch to the eraser you can erase what you've drawn or hi-lighted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Apr 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

Maybe you have misunderstood how eraser in Snipping Tool works? It works exactly as planned, erasing anything you have added to your snip with Snipping Tools Pen or Highlighter functions.

MS Snipping Tool-2013-04-06_162148.png

It does not and should not erase anything from original snip. For instance, you cannot make a screenshot of you and a friend and then erase yourself from the snip with Eraser tool. It really is supposed to erase only markings made to snip with Pen or Highlighter tools.


EDIT: I was late, I see you already got answer.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 MS Snipping Tool

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: MS Snipping Tool
Thread Forum
Snipping Tool General Discussion
Snipping tool General Discussion
where did snipping tool go General Discussion
Snipping Tool General Discussion
Snipping Tool Help Please General Discussion
Snipping Tool Bug General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33