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:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OneNote\Options\Other

    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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11 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.

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