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OneNote Screen Clipping Shortcut

Put back your OneNote Screen Clipping Shortcut

Anyone that has discovered the OneNote screen clipping shortcut is aware that it is far better than Windows OS built in snipping tool. You're probably also aware that beginning in Windows 8 the default shortcut of Windows Key + S stopped functioning because that shortcut became a part of the operating system to launch the search tool. Maybe you even went the distance to change your shortcut key to Windows Key + A as a popular article recommended only to discover that the Windows 10 upgrade took that shortcut to launch the action center. So, I'm linking that original MSDN article below (and pasting it as well in case it disappears) so that the full list of options is available. Don't forget that the registry key path referenced below is old so you will need to replace the "12.0" in the key path to whatever your version you're using of Office OneNote.

**An important side note to all of this, when I performed this registry edit in Windows 10 I chose Z (Hex:5A) as my shortcut and found that to work at all it requires the full combination of Windows Key + Shift + Z

Here is the link to the Original MSDN Article on Changing your OneNote Screen Clipping Shortcut

Here is the contents of that article reposted


Written by Daniel Escapa

By default OneNote uses "s" for screen clipping and "n" for new side note. You can change that by changing the following reg keys under this path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\OneNote\Options\Other

There are two DWORD values ScreenClippingShortcutKey & NewNoteShortcutKey. The default values are:

ScreenClippingShortcutKey

0x53

NewNoteShortcutKey

0x4e

Now this might not make sense but those are hex values for the keyboard keys, here is an entire mapping:

Key

Dec

Hex

a

65

41

b

66

42

c

67

43

d

68

44

e

69

45

f

70

46

g

71

47

h

72

48

i

73

49

j

74

4A

k

75

4B

l

76

4C

m

77

4D

n

78

4E

o

79

4F

p

80

50

q

81

51

r

82

52

s

83

53

t

84

54

u

85

55

v

86

56

w

87

57

x

88

58

y

89

59

z

90

5A

Say for example you wanted the screen clipping command to be Win+P instead of Win+S, just create a new DWORD called ScreenClippingShortcutKey and give it the value of 0x50. Now just log off/log on and you should be all set!

I hope this helps you all if you questions please let me know. Also if someone wants to make a nice GUI app that does this that would be awesome too J Maybe I should but just not enough time.