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Create A Keyboard Shortcut for Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool is the best tool of its kind. If you use it frequently, increase its ease of access by learning how to create a keyboard shortcut for snipping tool in Windows 10.

Snipping i.e. taking screenshots is one of the most common everyday things we tend to do. Whether you’re a data analyst or a student completing his/her bachelors, snipping is done everywhere. To make this more easier, Microsoft decided to invent the all famous Snipping Tool.

In my opinion, the Snipping Tool is the most easiest of all screenshot utilities. I’ve worked with a number of screenshot utilities such as Skitch, Microsoft Snip, Lightscreen etc. Although the aforementioned apps offer you much more in terms of functionality, for an average user the snipping tool is just what they usually require. It is fast, handy, easy to work with and you can easily copy-paste screenshots from it to other text editors without having to save that particular file on your computer.

Since the Snipping Tool is such a heavily used app, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for hardcore users to create a keyboard shortcut for Snipping Tool. Shortcuts make life much easier for us. Accessing programs becomes as easy as pie. You don’t have to look for it but instead, just press a combination of keys and let Windows 10 serve that program to you in a plate.

Steps to create keyboard shortcut for Snipping tool

Step 1: Search for Snipping Tool in Windows Search.

Step 2: Right click on it and from the resulting menu, click on Open file location.

Step 3: Right click on Snipping Tool and click on Properties.

Step 4: Click on the Shortcut Tab.

Step 5: In the text field to the right of Shortcut Key, enter a shortcut of your choice. Note that Windows automatically appends Ctrl+Alt to it so you only have to type a letter and Windows will show you the shortcut’s preview as shown in the image below.

Steps To Create A Keyboard Shortcut for Snipping Tool In Windows 10

Click OK and you’re done. If prompted for UAC, allow access for it to complete its process.

Now, accessing the Snipping tool is just a combination of keys away. You won’t have to move your mouse around to open it. This is Windows 10 at it’s accessible best!