The Windows 10 Creators Update, slated for release in March-April 2017, will include the capability to capture a screen region using Win + Shift + S shortcut key, as mentioned in article Screenshot a Portion of the Screen in Windows 10 [Winkey+Shift+S].
Create Snipping Tool Shortcut to Capture Screen Region Using Snipping Tool
If you find the Winkey + Shift + S inconvenient, you can instead create a shortcut and assign a preferred hotkey to it, such as Ctrl + Shift + S. This can be made possible using Snipping Tool’s new, and undocumented switch named
The Winkey + Shift + S simply invokes the Snipping Tool in the background. So, all you need to do is create a shortcut with the following target:
Assign a hotkey — such as Ctrl + Shift + S — or anything as you’d like. You can pin the shortcut to the taskbar if required. Clicking the shortcut or pressing the assigned hotkey would invoke capture mode (rectangular snip) — by starting the Snipping Tool in non-interactive mode.
Select a region on the screen to copy it to clipboard. Open Paintbrush and paste the captured image.
Note that the new Snipping Tool command-line argument and the Winkey + Shift + S feature are available in Windows 10 Creators Update preview build 14997 / 15002 onwards, and these features would make it to the final release which is expected in March or April 2017.
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