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  1.    18 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 46
    Win10

    Keeping snippingtool snip ready


    I miss the one-click snippingtool of Win7. In my attempt to reproduce that readiness-to-snip in Win10, I let a batch file launch snippingtool at Windows boot, so that when I want to use it, I just click on NEW in the open snippingtool. That works brilliantly ONCE, because, once used, the snippingtool window closes. So Now I am on the hunt for a technique that will either KEEP snippingtool open, or automatically relaunch it after use.
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  2.    18 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,055
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    You cannot change it in Windows 10. Just use CRTL+PrintScreen to turn on snip mode, ESC to turn off.
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  3.    18 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    @BunnyJ has posted a tutorial to add a right click snipping tool option to the desktop: Snipping Tool - Add to Context Menu in Windows - Windows 10 Forums
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    information   Information
    You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Snipping Tool from the context menu for all users in Windows.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Snipping Tool context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.



    What a good code Bunny
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  4.    18 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 46
    Win10
    Thread Starter

    Right-clicking for context menu and then selecting snippingtool and then clicking NEW, is 3 steps, instead of the one click on Snippingtool that Win7 allowed, and that I want to reproduce. In the context menu of the snippingtool icon in the open snippingtool window, there is a 'pin to desktop' option - which would satisfy me if that was pinned was the open window, but actually not even a shortcut gets pinned to the desktop - and even if it did, that is no better to me, because it would still take two clicks before capture area can be selected.
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  5.    18 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10

    Maybe you need to deal with Windows 10 on how to boot your batch file.
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  6.    18 Aug 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 525
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Create a Shortcut to it.

    1. Open search with the Windows key + S
    2. Type or paste snipping into the search box
    3. Right click on the snipping tool
    4. Select Open file Location
    5. When the file location opens right click on Snipping Tool shortcut
    6. Select Properties
    7. In properties change the Shortcut Key From none to Ctrl + Alt + S


    You could also pin it to the taskbar

    1. Open the Start Menu
    2. Scroll down to Windows Accessories and click on it
    3. Right click on Snipping Tool
    4. Select More
    5. Select Pin to Taskbar




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  7.    18 Aug 2016 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 46
    Win10
    Thread Starter

    Neither of those two methods achieve my aim of achieving the snip-readiness that Win7's snippingtool had - ONE click and capture was enabled. Running Win7's snippingtool in compatibility mode in Win10 does not seem to work - unless I'm doing something wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    Create a Shortcut to it.

    1. Open search with the Windows key + S
    2. Type or paste snipping into the search box
    3. Right click on the snipping tool
    4. Select Open file Location
    5. When the file location opens right click on Snipping Tool shortcut
    6. Select Properties
    7. In properties change the Shortcut Key From none to Ctrl + Alt + S


    You could also pin it to the taskbar

    1. Open the Start Menu
    2. Scroll down to Windows Accessories and click on it
    3. Right click on Snipping Tool
    4. Select More
    5. Select Pin to Taskbar


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  8.    18 Aug 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 525
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian42 View Post
    Neither of those two methods achieve my aim of achieving the snip-readiness that Win7's snippingtool had - ONE click and capture was enabled. Running Win7's snippingtool in compatibility mode in Win10 does not seem to work - unless I'm doing something wrong.
    I just tried using the shortcut that I created for opening the snipping tool and after saving the snip it did not close it stays open
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  9.    18 Aug 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 525
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I just created a bat file
    Code:
    echo off
    snippingtool.exe
    And it does not close after creating and saving a snip it stays open
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  10.    18 Aug 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 525
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    How are you starting the bat file at boot, are you placing it in the Startup Folder if not place it here.
    Code:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
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