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    Turn On Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Windows 10

    Turn On Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Windows 10

    How Turn On or Off Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    31 Jul 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How Turn On or Off Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 17661, a new Screen Snip feature has been added to Windows 10 to be able to quickly snip and share a screenshot.

    You can snip a rectangle, something a bit more freeform, or full screen and it will go straight to your clipboard. If thatís all you need, you can take it from there. Want more, though? Immediately after taking a snip youíll now get a notification that will take you and your snip to the Screen Sketch app where you can annotate and share away.

    If you like, you can use the Print Screen key to launch screen snipping.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18219, Screen Sketch app has been updated to version 10.1807.2286.0 and renamed to Snip & Sketch.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to use the Print Screen key to launch screen snipping for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping using a REG file





    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Settings


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    2. Click/tap on Keyboard on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping for what you want under Print Screen shortcut on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.

    Turn On Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Windows 10-snip_screen_print_screen_key.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping using a REG file



    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard

    PrintScreenKeyForSnippingEnabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_use_Print_Screen_key_to_launch_screen_snipping.reg

    Download


     3. To Turn Off Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_use_Print_Screen_key_to_launch_screen_snipping.reg

    Download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Clint's Avatar
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       #1

    I don't have this Brink.


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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    Hey Clint, :)

    It'll only be available starting with build 17661.
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  3. Clint's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hey Clint, :)







    It'll only be available starting with build 17661.
    Thanks Brink for the quick reply. I have 17134.1
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  5. Posts : 3
    Window 10 Enterpise x64 build 17134.320
       #5

    Hi Brink,

    I don't have this setting in option #1 and option #2 doesn't work for me. Do you think it's the version of windows that I'm running "Enterprise"? Do you know of a work around?Turn On Use Print Screen Key to Launch Screen Snipping in Windows 10-keyboard.png
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    Hello gbansen, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What build number do you have installed?

    Find Windows 10 Build Number | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 3
    Window 10 Enterpise x64 build 17134.320
       #7

    It's the latest from October version 1803. Build number 17134.320.
    Thanks
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #8

    Ah, ok. You won't see it until build 17661.
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  9. Posts : 3
    Window 10 Enterpise x64 build 17134.320
       #9

    Okay thanks for the reply I thought I had the lasted build. That must be a beta build then. Thanks again for getting back to me so quickly. I guess I will have to wait.
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