Keyboard Shortcut for the Snipping Tool in Windows 11

Frequent users of the Windows Snipping Tool may prefer to start the app via a keyboard shortcut. They will be pleased to know that the keyboard combination of ‘Windows + Shift + s’ can be used to open up the Snipping Tool in snipping mode in Windows 11.

Snip and Sketch users will note this is the same keyboard shortcut for Snip and Sketch in Windows 10. The keyboard shortcut ‘Windows + Shift + s’ is yet another feature transferred from the Snip and Sketch app to the standard Windows Snipping Tool in Windows 11.

This keyboard shortcut opens up the app in snipping mode straight away and once the snip is made, it is copied to the clipboard. A user notification is displayed to indicate the snip has been copied. The user can then click on this notification to open the snip within Snipping Tool app and edit the snip if required.

So the keyboard shortcut is very useful if you want to take a quick snip and have it copied to the clipboard. And then it is a simple one click step to open the full App to make any edits you may require.

You can also set up a Hot Key combination for the Snipping Tool in Windows 11.