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
- Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
- 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.
- Create a DWORD value named
ScreenClippingShortcutKeyand 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.
Key Decimal Hex a 65 41 b 66 42 c 67 43 d 68 44 e 69 45 f 70 46 g 71 47 h 72 48 i 73 49 j 74 4A k 75 4B l 76 4C m 77 4D n 78 4E o 79 4F p 80 50 q 81 51 r 82 52 s 83 53 t 84 54 u 85 55 v 86 56 w 87 57 x 88 58 y 89 59 z 90 5A
- Exit the Registry Editor.
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