Snipping Tool Slow Response On New Snip

I recently encountered the snipping tool slow response on new snip on my Windows machine. It is causing which I call COD or “cause of delay” when I’m doing my work and trying to finish on time. What happens is when you capture a screen using the Snipping Tool, your machine just freezes up to 4 to 6 seconds before you can get the new snip and move around with your system. Yes, that is a hassle when all you want is to capture the screen. The Snipping Tool was a reliable tool in Windows until I encountered this issue.

Snipping Tool Slow Response Happens Only With Internet Explorer

I made a search in Google and found that this issue only happens when capturing the Internet Explorer screens. To try this I launched the Snipping Tool and made a new snip. I tried to capture the screen from my Chrome browser, it worked. I tried to capture the screen from my desktop and it worked as well. I went back to capture the screen from my Internet Explorer. Voila, my system instantly froze again!

How To Resolve The Issue on Snipping Tool Slow Response On New Snip

Under Tools, go to Options. The Snipping Tool Options will have an option for “Include URL below snips (HTML only)”. Uncheck that option and then try again to capture your Internet Explorer screen.

Snipping Tool Options

 

You will notice that capturing the screen on your Internet Explorer will now work with normal response and without freezing your system. Hope this helps. If you have other Snipping Tools tip, please share them in the comments section. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

How To Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration on Windows Server 2012 RC

Internet explorer security

This is a guide on how to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) in Windows Server 2012 RC. I’ve blogged the steps on how to do this on Windows Server 2008 on my previous post – How To Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

How to Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration on Windows 2012 RC

When you access a website such as the website of MSDN in Windows Server 2012, you would get the message below:

IE Prompt 2012

To disable this message, go to the Server Manager

ServerManager win2012

On the Server Manager window, choose Local Server, then click the IE Enhanced Security Configuration option under Properties

IE ESC Win2012

You will be then be prompted with the options window below. You can turn off the IE ESC to both Administrators and Users.

IE ESC Disable Win2012

After following these steps, close all Internet Explorer instances and then relaunch. You will now be able to go to websites within your Windows Server 2012 without the IE ESC message.

How To Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

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This is a guide on how to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) which is enabled by default on Windows servers. You would usually disable this security feature on development instances of your Windows Server. The IE ESC feature reduces the risk of attack when you access external websites from within the server as explained by the following message from Microsoft Support:

Microsoft Internet Explorer’s Enhanced Security Configuration is currently enabled on your server. This enhanced level of security reduces the risk of attack from Web-based content that is not secure, but it may also prevent Web sites from displaying correctly and restrict access to network resources.

How to Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration on Windows 2008.

Note: See the steps for Windows Server 2012 RC here – Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration on Windows 2012 RC

When you access a website such as the website of MSDN, you would get the message below:

IE Prompt

To disable this message, go to the Server Manager

ServerManager win2008

On the Server Manager Summary window, click the Configure IE ESC option under Security Information. See exact location below:

IE ESC Win2008

You will be prompted with the options window below. You can turn off the IE ESC to both Administrators and Users.

IE ESC Disable Win2008

After following these steps, close all Internet Explorer instances and then relaunch. You will now be able to go to websites within your Windows server without the IE ESC message.