How to Add the Snipping Tool to Toolbar

We are quite often asked ‘How can I add the Snipping Tool to the Toolbar?’. The simple answer is you can’t. Technically speaking the ‘Toolbar’ in Windows is a seldom-used option accessed by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting the Toolbars option. There is a custom toolbar option but this is generally used for allowing quick access to a folder rather than a specific application.

We tend to find that most users confuse the Taskbar with the Toolbar and they are in fact asking ‘How do I add the Snipping Tool to my Taskbar?’. Now this is a relatively straightforward question. Just follow the steps below or watch the video on the right to pin the Snipping Tool to your Windows Taskbar.

  1. Click on your Start icon
  2. Click on the Programs icon
  3. Scroll down to the ‘W’ section
  4. Click on the ‘Windows Accessories’ folder to expand it
  5. Right click on the Snipping Tool icon
  6. Click the ‘Pin to Taskbar’ option
  7. The Snipping Tool icon should now be displayed on the Taskbar