Screen Sketch is the new snipping tool in Windows 10 Redstone 5 (version 1809). In addition to capturing screenshots, it also allows you to annotate them.
As you likely know, you can open Screen Sketch snip by clicking Screen snip tile in the Action Center. Keyboard lovers can either use Windows logo + Shift + S shortcut or configure Windows 10 to open Screen Sketch snip upon pressing the Print Screen (PrtScn) key.
While using keyboard shortcut is the fastest way out there to open Screen Sketch snip, there are PC users who prefer to use the mouse over the keyboard. If you prefer the mouse, you might want to create a desktop shortcut of Screen Sketch snip on the desktop for quick and easy access.
Creating a Screen Sketch app shortcut on the desktop is easy, but it launches the Screen Sketch app instead of the Screen Sketch snip. If you want to create a shortcut to open Screen Sketch snip instead of the app, you need to create the shortcut to Screen snip instead of Screen Sketch app.
Create desktop shortcut for Screen Sketch snip in Windows 10
Complete the given below directions without deviations to create a desktop shortcut to open Screen Sketch snip in Windows 10.
Step 1: Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop, click New and then click Shortcut to open Create Shortcut wizard.
Step 2: In the location field, copy and paste the following path:
Click Next button.
Step 3: Enter a name for the shortcut. We are typing Screen Sketch Snip for the shortcut. Click the Finishbutton to create the shortcut on the desktop.
You can now double-click on the shortcut to open Screen Sketch and start taking screenshots. If you want to add an icon to the shortcut, follow the next two steps as well.
Step 4: Right-click on the Screen Sketch shortcut on the desktop, and then click Properties.
Step 5: Under the Web Document tab, click Change Icon button, and then select an icon for it. Click OKbutton. Click Apply button to change the icon. That’s it! You now have desktop shortcut for Screen Sketch snip.