Windows 11 app crashes

Another day, another bug has been found in Windows 11. As we explained in our report earlier today, a Windows 11 bug is crashing Snipping Tool (snippingtool.exe) with a cryptic “This app can’t open” error. Microsoft has now confirmed that an expired certificate is causing issues for users.

Windows 11 comes with massive improvements for inbox apps like Settings and Snipping Tool. Both apps have been updated with WinUI design improvements, but the update also includes a series of issues that some users and even Microsoft are coming across these days.

In an update to the feedback hub, Microsoft has confirmed that it’s aware of a bug crashing apps like Snipping Tool and Settings on Windows 11. Snipping Tool, which has been refreshed for Windows 11 with a new design and approach, simply crashes after Microsoft’s digital certificate expired.

But as it turns out, Windows 11 apps crashing bug is not limited to Snipping Tool. The issue appears to be quite widespread and it affects these apps:

  • Settings’ accounts page and landing page.
  • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel.
  • Input Method Editor user interface.
  • Getting started and Tips.

“For the time being, using WIN + PrintScreen, ALT + PrintScreen, or WIN + G, are alternative options if you need to take screenshots – the first will save a full screen screenshot in a Screenshots folder in your Pictures library, the second will copy a screenshot of the window in focus to your clipboard, and the third will open the Xbox Game Bar which can do a number of things including screenshots and recording while gaming,” Microsoft said.

While no official fix has been deployed, it looks like Microsoft is working on a fix and more details could be shared soon.