Windows 11 New Apps Snipping Tool ClockSource: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • An issue on Windows 11 prevents some built-in apps from opening.
  • The Snipping Tool, Touch Keyboard, Emoji Panel, and several other built-in apps are affected.
  • An issue with a Microsoft digital certificate causes the problem.
  • Some of the issues can be fixed with a preview update.

Windows 11 PCs may have an issue opening certain built-in applications. The Snipping Tool, Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel are among the affected apps. The problem is related to an issue with a Microsoft digital certificate that expired on October 31, 2021. Release preview update KB5006746 can mitigate some of the issues. Microsoft is working on a fix for the Snipping tool and other remaining problems.

Microsoft details the issue:

Starting on November 1, 2021, some users might be unable to open or use certain built-in Windows apps or parts of some built-in apps. This is caused by an issue with a Microsoft digital certificate, which expired October 31, 2021.

  • The following applications might be affected:
  • Snipping Tool
  • Accounts page and landing page in the Settings app (S mode only)
  • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel
  • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
  • Getting started and Tips

Windows 11 preview update KB5006746 mitigates the issue for the following apps:

  • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing and Emoji Panel
  • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
  • Getting started and Tips

The fixes in the preview update will likely make their way to Windows 11 in the next set of Patch Tuesday updates.

Microsoft is working on a fix for the Snipping tool and S mode-only issues.

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