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    Create Screen Snip Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create Screen Snip Shortcut in Windows 10
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    05 Jul 2018
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    How to Create Screen Snip Shortcut 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.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Screen Snip shortcut in Windows 10.

    A screen snip is saved to the clipboard by default.


     CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Screen Snip








    Create Screen Snip Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Screen Snip Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a Screen Snip Shortcut

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Screen_snip-shortcut.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file..

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






    Create Screen Snip Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Screen Snip Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Manually Create a Screen Snip Shortcut

    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\explorer.exe ms-screenclip:

    Name:  Screen_snip_shortcut-1.png
Views: 155
Size:  20.9 KB

    3. Type Screen snip for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Name:  Screen_snip_shortcut-2.png
Views: 156
Size:  17.5 KB

    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Hyper-V Manager shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  Screen_snip_shortcut-3.png
Views: 148
Size:  22.3 KB

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe

    Name:  Screen_snip_shortcut-4.png
Views: 145
Size:  18.2 KB

    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

    You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  Screen_snip_shortcut-5.png
Views: 150
Size:  20.1 KB

    9. You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    @Brink

    and add to right click menu too, please...

    Name:  000002.png
Views: 119
Size:  33.2 KB

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ScreenSnip]
    "MUIVerb"="Screen Snip"
    "Icon"="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\shell32.dll,259"
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ScreenSnip\command]
    ""="explorer.exe ms-screenclip:"
    @Brink - something tells me you probably already have a tut for that!)
    Last edited by Edwin; 1 Week Ago at 16:59.
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  2.   My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    Does not work on my Win10 1803 , its "saying"; you need a new app !
    When using "Programs"in the startmenu ( typing "Screen Snip ") it does work . How to make the Screen Snip Context menu working..........??

    maybe language-problem ; Screen Snip = Knipprogramma ( Dutch) ???
    Got the Shortcut working by making shortcut from the SnippingTool.exe ( system 32 )

    Remains the context-menu ............
    Last edited by pietcorus2; 1 Week Ago at 05:45.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #4

    @pietcorus2,

    Just to verify, what build do you have installed?

    Find Windows 10 Build Number | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    We are on Win10 x64 1803 17134.137 ( Dutch language , NL)
    The shortcut is fixed , only the contextmenu remains.......
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 30,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #6

    Ah, that would be why the Screen Snip app isn't found on your system then. It's only available starting with build 17661.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    Strange , coz the shortcut does work and starts the Screen Snip at once !
    So, it should work in the context-menu also.............( yes\no\why not ??)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 30,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #8

    If you used SnippingTool.exe for the shortcut, that would run the Snipping Tool app instead of Screen Snip.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    1 Week Ago #9

    ok , is there a way to fix it , without becoming an "insider"...............?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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