- This tool update only affects Windows 10 computers, and only after a large Feature Update (1809) that has not yet made it to most of our Windows 10 computers. We still have plenty of Windows 7 computers in our NFLS libraries and they will never get this updated version.
- For those of you who are not familiar with what a snipping tool does, it allows you to copy part, or all, of what is showing on your monitor. (This is so much better and more versatile than the Print Screen key on your keyboard that limits you to only copying the entire contents of the monitor.) You can then paste that image into an email, word document, PowerPoint slide, etc. This is how the picture below was captured and pasted into Andrew's web post.
- The Snipping Tool comes pre-installed on any Windows computer but there are many other similar tools out there. I personally use Jing, which is also free.
Microsoft is changing the name and functionality of the Snipping Tool for Windows 10 in an upcoming update. I use the Snipping Tool regularly to include screenshots in documentation. After the 1809 Feature Update was installed on my laptop, I noticed a warning the first time I opened the Snipping Tool. The warning basically states that the tool is moving, it will have improved features, and it will be called "Snip & Sketch."
Microsoft hasn't announced when the new version will be forced or what update will make the change permanent. After you get the 1809 Feature Update, you can still use the tool in its basic form. You can also click "Try Snip & Sketch" to start using the new features.
Here is the rest of Andrew's post...