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Subject: How to add "Start > Run > snip" to bring up the screenshot SnippingTool in Windows 7,8, and 10
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Subject: How to add "Start > Run > snip" to bring up the screenshot SnippingTool in Windows 7,8, and 10
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:22:49 -0800
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This is a hint for the tribal-knowledge archives on Windows screenshotting.

In the Windows 10 ng, we just found a way to get this to work just fine:
 Start > Run > snip
to bring up a snipping tool for capturing & modifying screenshots in either
Windows 10 or Windows 7 (and presumably Windows 8).

Simply export the existing registry "App Paths" key for "SnippingTool.exe"
and change /just/ the key name in the text *.reg file from
"SnippingTool.exe" to "snip.exe" and then re-import that new key
by doubleclicking on the *.reg file to create a new "App Paths" key.

Everything is exactly the same between the two keys, except the key name.

Original key name:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\SnippingTool.exe

Additional key name:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\snip.exe

Once you export the old key and import it as a new key, this then works:
Start > Run > snip

Of course, if you use the "search box" instead of the "Run box", then
typing almost anything that starts with S or SN or SNI or SNIP will also
work, so this hint is only about getting it to work in the Run box.