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Subject: Re: How to add "Start > Run > snip" to bring up the screenshotSnippingTool in Windows 7,8, and 10
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Subject: Re: How to add "Start > Run > snip" to bring up the screenshot
SnippingTool in Windows 7,8, and 10
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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:19:52 +0000
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On 28/02/2018 20:22, ultred ragnusen wrote:
> 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.
FWIW, I just keep the snipping tool pinned to the taskbar together with 
the other stuff that I use all the time (Word, Excel, Paint, Chrome, 
Thunderbird, Spotify, etc).