Quickly take screenshots using Snip & Sketch on Windows 10 PC

You have various options when you need to take a screenshot on a Windows 10 computer. In earlier posts, we showed how you can use the built-in Snipping tool to capture screen in Windows 10. But now when you launch this popular screenshot utility in Windows 10, you’ll see a note about this in the Snipping Tool if you upgraded to the October 2018 Update:

Snipping Tool is moving. In a future update, Snipping Tool will be moving to a new home. Try improved features and snip like usual with Snip & Sketch.

Microsoft has introduced a new app ‘Snip & Sketch‘ which is replacing the popular Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool is still available, but probably you don’t need both of them. This new screenshot tool offers similar functionality and can be used to capture and annotate screenshots on Windows PC.

You can find and launch this new snipping program from Windows Start menu. Here we will show you two easier ways you can capture screen without launching the Snip & Sketch tool first.

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Take a snip of your screen – shortcut #1

Press Windows logo key + Shift + S key combination on your keyboard to open the snipping bar, then drag the cursor over the area you want to capture. The area you snipped will be saved to your clipboard and you will also have the option to edit or annotate it with Snip & Sketch app, and share it with other people from there.

Screen capture – shortcut #2

If you found the above keyboard shortcut is too long to remember, you can even press just the screen print key on the keyboard to quickly bring up the snipping bar and take a screenshot. To enable that, go the Windows Settings, search for “PrtScn” in Settings, you can find a page with a toggle switch that says “Use the Print Screen key to launch screen snipping.” Turn on this toggle.

Or you can go to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard. Turn on the toggle under Print Screen shortcut to use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping.

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