- Snipping Tool will display the message saying that Snipping Tool will move to a new home and the recommendation to use Snip & Sketch or to try the new shortcut Win + Shift + S.
- So, if you want to capture a screen, an image, or just a portion of the screen, press the Windows key, then the Shift key, and then the S key.
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However, as for the last years, Snipping Tool will display the message saying that Snipping Tool will move to a new home and the recommendation to use Snip & Sketch or to try the new shortcut Win + Shift + S.
If you read the Microsoft page about what’s new in the new Windows 10 version 2004 update, they say that Screen sketch is now called Snip & Sketch.
So that’s what’s triggering the new shortcut Win + Shift + S.
How can I use the new Snip & Sketch?
So, if you want to capture a screen, an image, or just a portion of the screen, press the Windows key, then the Shift key, and then the S key.
If you do that, you will see a captioning toolbox just like in the picture below.
The first, and default option is to capture a rectangular screen. You just need to left-click and drag with the mouse the perimeter you want to caption.
After you release the left-click, the caption will be copied into the clipboard for you to paste wherever you need it.
The second option is for a freeform snip and the third option is for capturing the active window. The last one is for capturing the whole screen.
How to open and use the Snip & Sketch app
To open the app, just search for Snip & Sketch in the Windows Search and click on it from the results.
You can also open the app by clicking on the notification you receive after you capture an image. If you do that, you will get an image with your caption like the one below.
To edit the caption, Snip & Sketch offers options to save, copy, or share and includes a pen, highlighter, and an eraser, all with variable line widths.
How to change the settings in Snip & Sketch
To get to the settings options of Snip & Sketch, just click on the three horizontal lines from the top right corner of the screen and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
From the Settings menu, you will be able to change how Snip & Sketch behaves after you capture an image.
It’s a pretty basic app with basic features. Did you try it? Tel us about your experience in the comments section below.