Windows 11 | Snipping tool “Recording stopped”

Updated on 3rd December 2023. It looks like, many people were able to get the snipping tool working finally by setting graphics to High Performance GPU. For me, the only option that works as on date is disabling the Intel UHD from devices panel. I think, it is a device specific issue & not many others are affected the way I am. Anyway, cheers guys. We have a working workaround now!

Disable the Intel Graphics. Snipping tool works, or worked for me through multiple hot and cold restarts after this hack.

If it fails, will update this thread with further information.

I will keep this as an open thread as, while the above hack works every time it has some adverse effects. Once I disable the Intel UHD graphics, my box cannot “Project” anymore! That means my multiple monitors setup goes for a toast. To get it back, I must enable the Intel UHD graphics once after the screen recording, feels awkward.

My HP laptop is more than 4 years old & the BIOS does not support selecting NVIDIA as default GPU, instead it is either the low power or hybrid mode. NVidia control panel is not of much help as Windows 11 handles such settings itself.

So for the time being, whenever you want to record screen using snipping tool, just disable the Intel UHD graphics and turn it on immediately after that in order to get back the multiple monitors support. If you are not using multiple monitors, then you can leave the changes as it is.

Oracle VirtualBox 7 | Windows guests auto-resize guest display

Host: Windows 11, 22H2, VirtualBox 7.0.4

I have one Windows 10 guest from last many years, upgraded through VirtualBox versions 5, 6. Recently I upgraded VirtualBox to 7. While Windows XP & Oracle Linux guests automatically resized the display on host, Windows 10 guest was adamant. Uninstalling and installing the guest addons didn’t help.

After scavenging through few posts over VirtualBox forums, came across one of them discussing about fixing the resizing issue by choosing “VBoxVGA”, though it was not supported. I decided to give it a try and Windows 10 guest resized the display when I toggled the “Auto-Resize Guest Display” from the view menu.

Then I shutdown the guest, changed the Display back to “VBoxSVGA” & the guest allowed me to resize the display using View menu & subsequent restarts were resizing the guest display as expected. However, there were times when I had to manually adjust the display size. Hope Oracle fixes this issue in coming releases.