Windows 10: Use PrintScreen Hotkey from keyboard to open Snipping Tool

Discus and support Use PrintScreen Hotkey from keyboard to open Snipping Tool in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Most keyboards with hotkeys have a hotkey for Print Screen. Even the standard laptop keyboard has it. This is Lenovo ThinkPad T470p. I understand... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Villasmil, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Villasmil Win User

    Use PrintScreen Hotkey from keyboard to open Snipping Tool


    Most keyboards with hotkeys have a hotkey for Print Screen. Even the standard laptop keyboard has it. This is Lenovo ThinkPad T470p.

    I understand that the standard Print Screen application in Windows 10 is the Snipping Tool.

    What I don't understand is why that key, or any of its variants with Ctrl Shift or Alt, doesn't open the application.

    In addition I can't find how to set it up to do that.


    Thank you for your help.

    :)
     
    Villasmil, Oct 11, 2018
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  2. EricChadwickOutAct Win User

    Windows 10: disable hotkeys for Snipping Tool?

    The Windows 10 Snipping Tool has reserved some keyboard shortcuts. I wish to use them with another program.

    Is there a way to release these? Or else disable the Snipping Tool completely?

    The tool I wish to use instead is Greenshot, which I've been using for years in Windows (XP, 7, 8, 8.1). Here is the message Greenshot displays on install:

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    Warning

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    The hotkey(s) "PrintScreen, Alt + PrintScreen, Ctrl + PrintScreen" could not be registered. This problem is probably caused by another tool claiming usage of the same hotkey(s)! You could either change your hotkey settings or deactivate/change the software
    making use of the hotkey(s).
    All Greenshot features still work directly from the tray icon context menu without hotkeys.

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    Abort Retry Ignore

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    I found the registry entries, but I'm not sure what to edit to disable the Snipping Tool.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\TabletPC\Snipping Tool
     
    EricChadwickOutAct, Oct 11, 2018
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  3. Marlene5889 Win User
    PrintScreen & Snipping tool are not working

    Neither my PrintScreen or my Snipping tool are working. When I use the Snipping Tool I get a black screen. Whenever I use the PrintScreen and paste into Paint I get a black screen. I'm on Win10 and fully up to date.
     
    Marlene5889, Oct 11, 2018
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  4. Frederik Long Win User

    Use PrintScreen Hotkey from keyboard to open Snipping Tool

    snipping tool

    Your post is unclear. Please post a step-by-step description of what you are doing, e.g. like so:

    • Open the snipping tool
    • Click "New"
    • etc.
     
    Frederik Long, Oct 11, 2018
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