Tips & Tricks For Screen Sketch In Windows 10


Screen Sketch is replacing the classic Snipping Tool that we are all familiar with. In short, Screen Sketch is the new snipping tool in Windows 10 starting with Redstone 5 (version 1803).

If you often use Screen Sketch to capture screenshots and you love getting things done using keyboard shortcuts, you might like the following tips & tricks for Screen Sketch in Windows 10.

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Following are some of the tips that you might find useful while using Screen Sketch app in Windows 10.

Use Print Screen to start Screen Sketch snip

The default keyboard shortcut to launch an instance of Screen Sketch snip is Windows + Shift + S. Since the default keyboard shortcut requires pressing three keys simultaneously, it’s better to configure the Print Screen (PrtScn) key to open Screen Sketch snip.

Navigate to Settings app > Ease of Access > Keyboard, and turn on Use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping option.

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Create a desktop shortcut for Screen Sketch snip

This tip is for users who use the mouse more than the keyboard! Creating a desktop shortcut for Screen Sketch app is not useful as it won’t help you to launch the Screen Sketch snip quickly. You need to create desktop shortcut for Screen Sketch snip instead of the app. To do that:

Step 1: Right-click on desktop > click New > click Shortcut.

Step 2: Type the following path in the location field. Click Next.

explorer.exe ms-screenclip:

Step 3: Enter a name for the shortcut. Click Finish button to create the desktop shortcut.

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21 keyboard shortcuts for Screen Sketch

If you love using the keyboard to access various tools available in the Screen Sketch quickly, you will be glad to know to know that there are over 21 useful keyboard shortcuts available in Screen Sketch.

Head over to our 21 useful keyboard shortcuts for Screen Sketch in Windows 10 article to know all of them.

Open Screen Sketch snip from Run command box

In addition to keyboard shortcuts and other methods, you can also launch Screen Sketch snip from the Run command box. Simply type the following command to open Screen Sketch snip.


Pin Screen Sketch snip to the taskbar

You can pin Screen Sketch app the taskbar with ease, but it won’t help you launch the snip (it opens the app instead).

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If you want to pin the shortcut to Screen Sketch snip, refer to the directions given above to create desktop shortcut for Screen Sketch snip and then drag and drop the shortcut to the taskbar to pin it.

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