Windows 8.1: Where’s my OneNote screen clipping shortcut gone?!

Thanks, Windows 8.1. Why’d you have to go create YET ANOTHER search keyboard shortcut on Windows + S and steal my beloved OneNote Screen Grab key away from me.

Thankfully, the below registry key addition allows me to turn that one off and bring back my OneNote key!

reg.exe add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v DisabledHotkeys /t REG_SZ /d S /f
(reboot and/or logoff/on for it to take effect)

Found this on a Microsoft blog post where the same issue was discussed.


PS: There is an update out for Office that adds Windows + Shift + S to enable screen grab… but to hold another whole key when I used to be able to do it without issue… (and never need to search like that anyway)… yeah…

Geek, wanderluster, pochemuchka, wannabe-polyglot, photographer and UK-resident kiwi here for the travel.

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