From: Char Jackson <none@none.invalid>
Subject: Re: How to add "Start > Run > snip" to bring up the screenshot SnippingTool in Windows 7,8, and 10
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From: Char Jackson <none@none.invalid>
Subject: Re: How to add "Start > Run > snip" to bring up the screenshot SnippingTool in Windows 7,8, and 10
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On Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:22:49 -0800, 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.

I'd hazard to guess that most Windows users will choose to use the
built-in functionality, what you call the search box, since it's already
there and it works well for this task and related tasks. AFAICT, nothing
is gained by trying to use the Run box. It's all cons and no pros.