Taking snapshots back in the days of older Windows versions was a tedious job, we had to press Print Screen key to save the screenshot to the clipboard then open MS Paint and press CTRL+V to paste the screenshot.
Users who wanted advanced features had to use third-party tools, like PicPick (free!).
Then Microsoft introduced Snipping Tool in order to help users taking snapshots without using third-party tools. This feature was introduced in Windows 7 and is also available in Windows 8 and Windows 10.
But now it’s moving to a new app called Snip & Sketch, which is using the UI that all Windows 10 apps are using.
In this tutorial you will learn how to launch Snip & Sketch using four different methods.
1. Launch Snip & Sketch Using Keyboard Shortcut
The first way is the easiest, all you have to do is pressing theses keys simultaneously: Windows+Shift+S
2. Using Action Center’ Screen Snip Button
The second way to open Snip & Sketch is through the Action Center, just press Windows+A keys and you will see Screen snip button. If you don’t have it by default I will show you how to add it.
Open Settings App using the keys Windows+I. Go to “System“.
Click on “Notifications & actions” then click on “Edit your quick actions“.
Now you can remove/add any buttons to the Action Center. Click “Add“.
Choose “Screen snip“.
3. Using Print Screen Button
If you want to use the PrtScn keyboard button as a shortcut, go to the Settings App and choose “Ease of Access“”.
Go to “Keyboard” section under Interaction and toggle the Print Screen shortcut option.
4. Using Run Command or Shortcut
Or if you want you can use the following command in Run:
Tip: To open Run use the Windows+R keyboard combination.
You can use the same command to create a shortcut in your Desktop.
Bonus: How to Use Snip & Sketch
Here is a quick & easy tutorial on how to use this new tool in Windows 10.
The options to take a screenshot are the following:
Use your mouse to make the selection as you wish…
The snip was added to the clipboard but you can edit it immediately by clicking on the notification to open the editor.
Use your creativity wisely and create the best screenshots you can.
There you have it!
Feel free to leave a comment below this tutorial to ask questions or to thank me. That will help!