The Win+Shift+S keyboard shortcut in Windows 10, lets a user capture a part or full screen and copy it to clipboard. On most occasions, the feature works well as desired but sometimes it may fail to respond. If you face this issue, then this post will help you.
Win+Shift+S not working in Windows 10
When you press ‘Win+Shift+S’ keys together, your computer screen is covered by a white/gray overlay. The mouse cursor turns into a plus (+) symbol, indicating the capture mode is on. So, when you select an area and release the cursor, the selected screen area is automatically copied to the clipboard. However, when you don’t see this happening, here is what you need to do:
- Physically clean the keys
- Enable the Clipboard history toggle
- Check Snip & Sketch toggle
- Reset Snip & Sketch.
1] Physically clean the keys
Check if anything is stuck in the Win, Shift, and S keys and physically clean the keys on the keyboard.
2] Enable the Clipboard history switch
Press the Start button and select ‘Settings’.
Choose the ‘System’ tile > Sound and scroll down to locate ‘Clipboard’ option.
Click it and in the right-pane see, if the ‘Clipboard History’ switch is enabled.
If not, toggle the switch to ‘On’ position.
3] Check Snip & Sketch switch
Again, open ‘Settings’, choose ‘System’ tile and navigate to the ‘Notifications & actions’ section.
Here, make sure that ‘Snip & Sketch’ switch is set to ‘On’ position.
4] Reset Snip & Sketch
If the above methods fail to yield the desired results, Reset Snip & Sketch. For this,
Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Here, click on ‘Snip & Sketch’.
You should see the ‘Advanced options’ link appearing under the option. Click on it and hit the ‘Reset’ button in the follow-up screen.
Also, as the last resort, you may uninstall and reinstall the app from Microsoft Store. Go to ‘Settings’ > Apps > Apps & features and you will see an Uninstall button for Snip & Sketch. Go ahead and uninstall the app. Later, go to Microsoft Store and re-install the app.
I hope something here helps you.