Windows 10 Creators Update replaces OneNote’s popular screen clipping shortcut: Win + Shift + S. Starting with the Creators Update, this shortcut will be a global hotkey — an Operating System feature. Win + Shift + S will capture a screen region from any application and copy it to clipboard — powered by Snipping Tool’s new
This means that you can no longer use this keyboard shortcut to insert a screen clipping into your OneNote pages.
However, there is a workaround. You can assign a different shortcut key combination for screen clipping in OneNote 2016, by editing the registry. For instance, you can instead set Win + Shift + X to do a screen clip.
Change OneNote 2016 Screen Clip Shortcut Key
1. Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
2. Go to the following location:
That’s for OneNote 2016, and doesn’t apply to the OneNote modern or UWP app. For earlier versions, use the appropriate branch. Example: “13.0” for version 2013 and so forth.
3. Create a DWORD value named
ScreenClippingShortcutKey and set its value data accordingly. For Win + Shift + X, set the value data to 58 (hex).
For a different shortcut key combination, set the appropriate hex value. Refer the hex codes chart in this site: List of Virtual Key Codes. The list is posted below for your convenience.
5. Exit the Registry Editor.
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