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Welcome to Microsoft Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

21 Screen Sketch Keyboard Shortcuts In Windows 10

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Snip & Sketch is the replacement for the aging Snipping Tool. With the new Snip & Sketch tool in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) and later versions, you can take screenshots, annotate them, and share.

As far as features are concerned, Screen Sketch tool is more or less like the Snipping Tool but offers more annotate options. Like the classing Snipping Tool, it offers freeform clip, rectangular clip, and full-screen clip modes.

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Users who often need to take screenshots prefer to use keyboard shortcuts over the mouse. If you also love to launch and use Snip & Sketch with the help of keyboard shortcuts, you will be happy to know that Snip & Sketch offers keyboard shortcuts to open and access its features. 

Following are the keyboard shortcuts available in Snip & Sketch.

Keyboard shortcuts to open Snip & Sketch In Windows 10

Windows + Shift + S – Launch Snip & Sketch

Print Screen (PrtScn) – Open Snip & Sketch

After opening a new clip, use Tab key to navigate between available modes and then press Enter key to select the mode.

NOTE: With default settings, Windows 10 doesn’t open Snip & Sketch clip when you press the PrtScn key. You need to configure Windows 10 to open Snip & Sketch when the PrtScn key is pressed. Refer to our use Print Screen key to open Snip & Sketch in Windows 10 guide for step-by-step directions.

Other keyboard shortcuts for Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

Alt + N – Open Snip & Sketch snip

Alt + O – Open file

Ctrl + O – Open file (alternative)

Alt + U – Undo

Ctrl + Z – Undo

Ctrl + Y – Redo

Alt + U – Undo

Alt + D – Redo

Alt + T – Select touch writing

Alt + B – Select ballpoint pen

Alt + P – Select pencil

Alt + H – Select highlighter

Alt + E – Select eraser

Alt + R – Crop

Alt + S – Save

Alt + C – Copy

Alt + A – Share

Alt + M – See more tools

Ctrl + P – Print

These are the keyboard shortcuts that are currently available in Snip & Sketch tool. We will update this article if and when Microsoft adds more keyboard shortcuts.

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