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  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    How to make snipping tool default to new snip


    Hello,

    Just upgraded to Win 10 from Win 7. I am trying to like it . One of the annoyances I've found so far
    is the snipping tool. When on Win 7, when I did my shortcut keys to open it, it would automatically go
    into snipping mode so I could just move my mouse to create my snip. Now, it makes you select new and
    what type you'd like. I have looked around the settings to make it act like it did when in Win7 but so far
    no luck. Does anyone know how to make it just start like it did when using it before I upgraded?
    I only have interest in creating a snip this way. Thanks
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  2.    16 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows

    Yes, having to make that one extra click is surprisingly irritating. I was very happy using the tool when it was 'ready to snip' with the last used setting. If I occasionally wanted to capture a menu, I could with just a few more clicks. Having to press 'new snip' each and every time seems pointless, slow and cumbersome.
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  3.    16 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,196
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    The answer is NO. You can not set as in W 7
    The reason to change the behaviour before putting into snipping mode so the user can:
    1. Select the type of snip such as : region, windows etc....
    2. Snip popup menu/windows

    With Snipping tool, it is more efficient to use hot keys instead of mouse click.
    CTRL+PrintScreen ====> Snipping Mode
    ESC ====> Normal Mode

    Snipping tool is only for basic screen capture. There are free screen capture tools that you can download and use a portable (no installation needed) such as:
    Greenshot - a free and open source screenshot tool for productivity

    PicPick | All-in-one design tool, Screen Capture, Image Editor, Color Picker, Pixel Ruler and More

    Which you can draw Callouts, Box, Arrow, high lite etc.....
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  4.    16 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Guys, thanks but this is almost a year old. I've accepted that Win 10 has its quirks and I really wish
    MS would just leave things alone sometimes. I also have been using shortcut keys on 10 as I did in 7 and No,
    I don't want to get another screenshot tool, I would have done so already. I take an occasional snip, it
    is simple and easy even though this extra step is needed for some reason on 10.
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  5.    17 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Not to start a debate, but I prefer the fact it doesn't start up in capture mode. Now I can start it and have it ready for when I'm ready without any extra clicks. People always complain, but they never stop to think that Microsoft can't make everyone happy all the time with every feature.
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  6.    17 Jun 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    Not to start a debate, but I prefer the fact it doesn't start up in capture mode. Now I can start it and have it ready for when I'm ready without any extra clicks. People always complain, but they never stop to think that Microsoft can't make everyone happy all the time with every feature.
    So, you're saying that you have it ready without extra clicks, meaning it's ready to snip right away? How did you do that? Trust me, I'm old, lol, and have been working with MS since DOS only days. I just wished they had more options for this unless you're saying what I'm reading from you that you found a way.
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  7.    17 Jun 2016 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    No, I mean I like it the way you don't. I'm happy that it starts up without being in "ready to clip" mode. That's just my preference, though.
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  8.    17 Jun 2016 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    No, I mean I like it the way you don't. I'm happy that it starts up without being in "ready to clip" mode. That's just my preference, though.
    OK, gotcha.
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  9.    25 Jul 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 1
    DOS, Win 7, 8.1, 10, FreeBSD, Linux

    Better Never than Late?


    Quote Originally Posted by michont View Post
    So, you're saying that you have it ready without extra clicks, meaning it's ready to snip right away? How did you do that? Trust me, I'm old, lol, and have been working with MS since DOS only days. I just wished they had more options for this unless you're saying what I'm reading from you that you found a way.
    Another long-time user and programmer (since 1981), here. One year later... can't help but wonder if it's occurred to him that when starting Snipping Tool in the new configuration (not ready to capture), he's still doing the extra clicks to get it started; he's just doing it ahead of time. Of course, he thinks he's setting himself up to operate more quickly than he could have under Win7, but he is not.

    Two points (and I'll save the better for the latter):

    1. Everyone should be happier with the tool starting in capture mode. If one uses it frequently and wants it ready to capture in a single click whenever one is logged in, Snipping Tool could be moved to the Quick Launch bar and one click gets it going. (Even that weren't the case and one wants to do something other than an immediate capture, simply clicking on the tool's menu bar to do whatever desired (options, change mode) still works with a single click, whether the tool is in capture mode or not.)

    2. If, for whatever reason (not the least of which is too many things in the Quick Launch bar), some people still want to start Snipping Tool in standby, M$ could have made it possible, with mind-boggling ease, to give users the choice of opening the program in whatever mode they desire. They could have done this with a menu selection ([Options] being one good place to put it) and with command-line arguments. M$, being the owner of Windows®, has so many tools and reusable code lying around that an experienced M$ Snipping Tool programmer could add the necessary menu code in about the amount of time it's taken me to write this message. Adding the code for command-line arguments is a trivial exercise that can be done by any second-year Computer Science student with access to the source. Putting both options into the program would take very little coding and testing time and would not noticeably impact size (storage or RAM) or performance; there are far bigger code-bloat fish to fry than this.

    There is really no good excuse for some of the things Micro$oft does -- which is a fault shared by many other vendors, by the way. They always come up with reasons for their choices (of course!) -- but that does not mean that they chose the bases for their justifications wisely.
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  10.    19 Oct 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I solved my problem with a free tool called AutoHotkey (autohotkey.com).

    I used the following script which basically opens the Snipping tool, and presses on the "new snip" button whenever I press WIN+S
    Code:
    #s::
    IfWinExist Snipping Tool
    	WinActivate
    else
    	Run "c:\windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe"
        WinWait,  Snipping Tool,,1
    	ControlClick, x40 y40, Snipping Tool
    return
    Enjoy.
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