Work Faster with Essential Snipping Tool Shortcuts – Windows

Windows Snipping Tool is a free built-in tool that can be used to take screenshots in a variety of ways.

The older versions of Windows do not have specific shortcuts. However, Microsoft has released a keyboard shortcut in the latest versions of the Windows operating system.

There is no need to install any other third-party app to take a screenshot.

In this article, you are going to learn Essential Snipping Tool Shortcuts in Windows 12, 11, 10, and 8.1, computers. It is a must-read for every Windows user.

Snipping Tool Shortcuts in Windows 12, 11, 10, and 8.1

The following is one of the simplest methods/ shortcuts to use the tool.

S.No.Keyboard ShortcutDescription
1.Window Key + Shift + STake a Rectangular Snip, Freefrom Snip, Window Snip, or a Fullscreen Snip.
Snipping tool hotkey windows 10, and 11

The remaining 9 shortcuts are given below the second method.

Before using shortcuts, click search next to the Windows logo, type the snipping tool, and then select it to open its dialogue box. After that use the keyboard shortcuts given below these two screenshots.

Launching Snipping Tool
Launching the Tool
Working with Snipping Tool Shortcuts
Working with Snip and sketch tool shortcuts

Learn how to take a screenshot in 5 different ways

S. No.ShortcutsDescription
2.Alt + OChoose Snipping Options
3.Alt + MChoose any snipping mode from “Rectangular Snip, Freefrom Snip, Window Snip, and Fullscreen Snip”.
4.Alt + NCreate a new snip with the selected snip in the previous Mode.
5.Ctrl + Print. ScCapture the screen along with the expanded menu.
6.Shift or Enter (or)Shift + Arrow, then press Shift or EnterKeep the mouse on any option and press Shift or Enter to expand its menu. (or) Shift +Arrow to move the cursor to any option, and then press Shift or Enter to expand its menu.
7.Alt + DExpands the snip delay menu to select it.
8.Ctrl + CCopies the snip
9.Ctrl + SSaves the snip
Essential Windows Snipping and Sketching Tool Shortcuts

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Windows 10 snipping and Sketching hotkey

The snipping tool keyboard hotkey is Windows logo + key + Shift +S.