Screen Sketch is replacing the classic Snipping Tool. New Screen Sketch not only helps you to take screenshots, but also annotate and share them.
While Screen Sketch is a little better than the Snipping Tool as far as features are concerned, it lacks some essential features that you find in free third-party screen snipping utilities. Tools like Greenshot and PicPick are definitely better than the Sketch Screen app in Windows 10.
If you are using a third-party screen capture tool on a Windows 10 PC, you may want to uninstall the default Sketch Screen application.
In this tutorial, we will see how to uninstall the Sketch Screen application in Windows 10.
NOTE: If you want to start using the Sketch Screen app again in the future, you can get it from the Windows Store.
Uninstall Screen Sketch through PowerShell
Step 1: Run PowerShell as administrator. To do that, right- click the Start button on the taskbar and then click Windows PowerShell (administrator) option .
Press the Yes button when you get the UAC prompt.
Step 2: In the PowerShell window, type Get-AppxPackage and then press the Enter key to list all the apps installed on your PC.
Locate the Screen Sketch application 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 you copied in the previous step.
If you’re having problems with this method, use the instructions in Method 2 of this tutorial.
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 additional software, you can download the portable version.
Step 2: Run CCleaner and navigate to Tools > Uninstall .
Step 3: Find the Sketch Sketch entry. Select its entry and then click the Uninstall button. Click the OK button when you get a confirmation dialog to uninstall the Sketch Screen application.