Snipping Tool Shortcut

Take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or part of your PC screen. Use Snipping Tool to make changes or notes, then save, and share.

You can already capture your screen using your keyboard’s PrtScn button, you can now press Windows logo key Shift S to open the new modern snipping experience (also called the snipping bar), then drag the cursor over the area you want to capture.

Windows Snipping Tools Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut What it Does
Alt + N or Ctrl + N  Starts a new screen capture
Alt + M  Set the screen capture modeUse  and ↓ arrow keys to choose from: Free-form snip, Rectangular tool, Window snip, Full-screen snip. Then press Enter to commit the choice.
Alt + D  Set the delay for starting the capture. Use  and  arrow keys to choose from: No delay, 1 Second, 2 Seconds, 3 Seconds, 4 Seconds, 5 Seconds. Then press Enter to commit the choice.
Ctrl + S  Save the screen capture
Ctrl + C  Copy the screen capture
Ctrl + E  Edit in Paint 3D
Ctrl + P Print the screen capture
Alt + F Access File menu
Alt + F then T then E  Send as an e-mail. Requires Outlook installed.
Alt + F then T then A  Send as an attachment in an e-mail. Requires Outlook installed.
Alt + T then P  Select Pen tool
Alt + T then P then R  Red Pen
Alt + T then P then B  Blue Pen
Alt + T then P then L  Black Pen
Alt + T then P then P  Custom Pen
Alt + T then P then C  Customize Pen
Alt + T then H  Select Highlighter tool
Alt + T then E  Select Eraser tool
Alt + T then O Set Snipping Tool Options
F1 Snipping Tool Help
Esc When in the middle of getting a screen capture, Esc cancels it out, by escaping.