How to Build Snip & Sketch Snip Desktop Shortcut in Windows 10?

The latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update introduced many new features which will be very useful for all the Windows 10 Users. Now, Microsoft also introduced a Snip & Sketch tool in their Windows 10 October Update for their Windows 10 users. It’s a new snipping tool to easily capturing the screenshots; this tool allows their users to interpret them.

As you probably know, you can open the Snip & Sketch snip just by clicking Screen snip tile in the Action Center. You can also open it by using the Windows logo + Shift + S shortcut keys on your keyboard. Although, using the keyboard keys is one of the shortest ways to open Snip & Sketch snip. If any users want to open the Snip & Sketch tool by using the Mouse, then you might want to create a desktop shortcut of the Snip & Sketch snip on the desktop screen for quick and easy access.

However, creating a Snip & Sketch app shortcut on the desktop is one of the easiest tasks anyone can create, but it launches the Snip & Sketch snip instead of the Snip & Sketch snip. If you want to create a shortcut to open Snip & Sketch snip instead of the app, then you need to create a shortcut to Screen snip instead of Snip & Sketch app.

Steps to Build Snip & Sketch Desktop Shortcut in Windows 10

Follow the below-given instructions in a given series to easily create a desktop shortcut to open Snip & Sketch snip in Windows 10. The steps are discussed below:

  1. Firstly, right-click on the Empty Spot on your desktop screen.
  2. Then, click on the ‘New’ option.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Shortcut’ option to open the Create Shortcut Wizard window.
  4. Under the location field section, copy and paste the given command:
  • ms-screen clip:?source=QuickActions
  1. After that, click on the ‘Next’ tab.
  2. Enter a name for the shortcut.
  3. Now, click on the close tab to create the shortcut on the desktop.
  4. Alternatively, right-click on the Snip & Sketch shortcut located on the desktop.
  5. Then, click on the Properties option.
  6. In the Web Document tab, click on the Change Icon button, and then select an icon for it.
  7. Then, click on the OK button.
  8. Next, click on the Apply button to change the icon.

Hopefully, after following the above-given instruction, you can create a desktop shortcut for Snip & Sketch snip.

Robert Coleman is a technology expert who loves to write blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He has been especially writing about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate with an intention to develop the work experience of users across the globe. The blogs and articles he has written have been published in various popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

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