Monday, October 26, 2020

Never before undocumented command line switch /p for SnippingTool disclosed

Here's how to launch Snipping Tool in a non-interactive mode on start-up!

Interactive mode is where the entire screen freezes to snip a section with the mouse icon turned into a + plus icon. It's very annoying, the entire screen freeze, when you are not expecting it.

To disable interactive mode on start up and newly discovered (by me) /p switch. 

%windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe /p

This is not an issue for Window 10 since it was turned off and you can use /clip to set rectangular mode. 

But still an issue for Windows 7.  

To use create a shortcut and add /p to the command line when you start the program.


This has been integrated into my (which run on Windows 7+), 

Clipboard PlainText PowerTool (CPPT) - the most advanced clipboard tool to date, 1 click to rule them all.

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