OneNote 2016 Screen Clipping Shortcut Key – How to Change?

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 "/CLIP" command-line.

See also Screenshot a Portion of the Screen in Windows 10 [Winkey+Shift+S]

This means that you can no longer use this keyboard shortcut to insert a screen clipping into your OneNote pages.

onenote screen clipping shortcut keys

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
  4. Double-click ScreenClippingShortcutKey and set its value data accordingly. For Win + Shift + X, set the value data to 58 (hex).
    onenote screen clipping shortcut keysFor 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
  5. Exit the Registry Editor.

The above registry edit works in any version of Windows. But it’s especially useful if you’re running Windows 10 Creators Update and higher.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

18 thoughts on “OneNote 2016 Screen Clipping Shortcut Key – How to Change?”

  1. Extremely useful, especially since I have long avoided OneNote’s screen clipping function. It was insufficient in Windows 7. Back then, I used ShareX.

    I still do. It has lots of features other than preserving Windows 7’s Aero Glass.

  2. make sure, that you do NOT make the new DWORD with spaces in the end, ‘ScreenClippingShortcutKey’ not ‘ScreenClippingShortcutKey ‘
    That can happen, if you just copy paste it from webpage.

  3. unfortunately in actual W10Home it does not work :/
    checked, there is no space in key name, restarted, but nothing changed :/
    times ago it works on more machines
    plls help, you can also send to email
    thank you in advance


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