We came across a recent post on Ten Forums where the user was wondering why the Snipping Tool, in Windows 10, no longer opens automatically in ‘Capture’ mode as it did in Windows 7 (and Vista apparently).
The post digresses into how many clicks it takes to open the Snipping Tool, but it was the disappearance of this automatic ‘Capture’ mode the user was really missing.
So we dug a bit deeper and found a video on MSDN’s Channel9 where Gov Maharaj and Larry Larsen discuss users queries on Windows 8. At 13:50 in the video, they discuss the Snipping Tool’s automatic ‘Capture’ mode and the bad news is ….
[The removal of the automatic ‘Capture’ mode] was due to customer feedback, there was [sic] certain workflows that people were using the snipping tool for, where having it automatically start was actually causing some issues, so, we decided, well, here’s actual feedback that says we’d like it a different way, so we set it to be a different way, and just clicking on ‘New’ is actually pretty reasonable …’
They add that there is no switch which can set this mode, so, unfortunately, it has gone for good, well at least for the moment.
Here’s the video, starting from the relevant point
Found via EightForums