No doubt, OneNote is yet another useful component of Microsoft’s productivity suite aka Office. Using OneNote, you can easily clip your immediate notes. For this to be worked out, you just need to press Windows Key + S combination on the keyboard and the note can be clipped progressively on the screen.
Screen Clipping Shortcut in OneNote not working
This Windows + S combination to clip was working perfectly till I upgraded my Windows, then the same keyword combination brings up the search experience, so I don’t get the Screen Clipping options. In other words, Screen Clipping hotkeys are not working as I upgraded, irrespective of the Office iteration I’m using.
Assign Different Hot Keys For Screen Clipping
To fix this issue, we can easily assign different hotkeys to OneNote functionality using Registry Editor, since modifying system files to alter Windows + S might be risky. So, here is how to assign different hotkeys to get screen clipping in Office:
1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the following location:
We’ve assumed that you’re using Office 2013, hence 15.0 has been mentioned.
If you’re using Office 2010, replace it with 14.0. If you’re using Office 2007, replace it with 12.0.
3. In the right pane of this location, create a new DWORD using Right-click -> New -> DWORD Value.
Name the newly created DWORD as ScreenClippingShortcutKey, double click on the same DWORD to modify it:
4. Put the Value data equals to 41, it will set the hotkeys to Windows Key + A.
Make sure you don’t use those hotkeys Value data which are already assigned in Windows by shortcut. Click OK after inputting desired Value data. Close the Registry Editor and reboot to get results.
I hope that helps!