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Fix: OneNote Screen Clipping Shortcut Not Working in Windows 10

May 18th, 2017 by Admin

After upgrading your PC to Windows 10 Creators Update, you might find that OneNote’s popular screen clipping shortcut (Win + Shift + S) doesn’t work any longer. Press the Win + Shift + S hotkey will open the built-in Snipping tool while pressing Win + S will start Cortana Search, so you’re unable to use a keyboard shortcut to insert a screen clipping into your OneNote pages.


To fix these hotkey conflicts, you have to change OneNote Screen Clipping shortcut key, or disable the global Win + S hotkey in Windows 10.

Method 1: Change OneNote Screen Clipping Shortcut Key

  1. Press the Windows key + R hotkey to open the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter.


  2. When the Registry Editor window appears, navigate to the following key:

    Note: The 16.0 designates Office 2016, Use 15.0 for Office 2013, 14.0 for Office 2010.

  3. Right-click on any empty space in the right pane, and then select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.


  4. Name the newly created DWORD value as ScreenClippingShortcutKey, and then double-click it to modify.


  5. Change the value to 5A (Hexadecimal) and OneNote’s new screen clip shortcut key will be Win + Shift + Z. The ASCII value of the ‘Z’ key is 5A (hex).


    If you want to set a different shortcut key, set the hex value accordingly. You can find the ASCII value for your desired key in this table:


  6. Reboot your computer and check if your new OneNote screen clipping shortcut key will work.

Method 2: Disable the Global Windows + S Shortcut Key

Another workaround is to disable the global shortcut key Windows + S. Follow this how-to article or make the registry changes using command line:

  1. Press the Windows key + X to open the WinX menu, and then click “Command Prompt” or “Windows PowerShell“.
  2. Copy the following command and then paste it into the command line. Press Enter.
    reg.exe add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v DisabledHotkeys /t REG_SZ /d S /f
  3. Reboot your computer and OneNote screen clipping shortcut key should resume to work.