Why doesn’t the screen clipping tool work anymore?

Applies to: OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote 2016, OneNote 2013, OneNote for the web.

As software advances, often keyboard shortcuts adjust. OneNote’s keyboard shortcut for screen clippings has modified with updates to the Windows operating system.

Now, with the Windows 10 Creators Update, we have another change. Windows+Shift+S still obtains your screen, but rather than presenting the Select Location in OneNote dialogue, the screen clipping is sent directly to your clipboard allowing you to paste it into any application, even OneNote.

If you prefer to read the OneNote dialogue during taking screen clippings, here are some options for you.

  • If you’re on a webpage, choose your desired content to clip. Right-click the choice, and press Send to OneNote.
  • If you have a desktop version of OneNote, such as OneNote 2016 or 2013, you may have the OneNote icon in your Windows system tray. You can edit the icon’s function by confirming the default option to take a screen clipping. Following this, selecting the icon will display the Select Location in OneNote dialogue. Remember though, that the keyboard shortcut presented will copy instantly to the clipboard.

Tip: Here’s a quick tip to know if you’ll see the dialogue. Once you take your screen clipping, if the outline around your selection is red, your screen clipping will be sent immediately to your clipboard. If the outline around your selection is black, you will see the Select Location in OneNote dialogue.

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