Technical Level: Intermediate Applies to: Windows 8.1 OneNote comes with a handy hotkey "Windows + S" for screen clipping. After you upgrade to Windows 8.1, the hotkey doesn't work as expected. Instead, "Windows + S" now brings up a search experience. A workaround is to recreate the Screen Clipping hotkey with a different key, for example "Windows + A".
Use “Windows + R” to bring up the Run dialog box. Type regedit and click OK.
If you are asked for permission to run the Registry Editor program, click Yes.
2. Browse to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OneNote\Options key, and then create a new key named
Important Here assume you are running Office 2013. If you are running OneNote 2010, replace 15.0 with 14.0 in the above key path. Replace 15.0 with 12.0 if you are using OneNote 2007.
3. Create a
DWORD (32-bit) Value item under Other.
4. Name the item
ScreenClippingShortcutKey, and then set its value to 41. This sets the hotkey to “Windows + A”.
Note Check out values for other hotkeys. For example, 42 for “Windows + B” and 4A for “Windows + J”.
5. Sign out Windows and then sign in again. Now you can use “Windows + A” to do screen clipping.