Saturday, March 31, 2012

Create A Keyboard Shortcut For Snipping Tool In Windows 7

     Snipping tool was introduced in Windows Vista for the first time and also exists in the latest Windows 7 operating system.

     With Snipping Tool you can capture text, graphics, and any associated annotations and then save them in your desired format. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not defined a default keyboard shortcut for Snipping Tool both in Vista and Windows 7. It’s really pain to dig into the start menu to find out the tool quickly.

To create a keyboard shortcut for Snipping Tool, use the simple procedure given below:
1. Go to Start, Accessories, right-click on Snipping Tool and select Properties.
2. Move to the Shortcut tab.
3. Select the Shortcut key box, and then press any desired keyboard key as your shortcut to the program.
4. Windows will define the new shortcut to the Snipping Tool and will also embed Ctrl + Alt as the prefix to the shortcut. If you have assigned “S” key to Snipping Tool then you need to press Ctrl + Alt + S to launch, for instance.
5. Click Apply and remember your new keyboard shortcut!


  1. Brilliant!! thanks so much

  2. Once you have Snipping Tool open, how can I make a keyboard shortcut to begin the next capture?