I experienced an issue where some Windows 10 updates broke my favourite screen clipping tool, OneNote. Typically I’m using it all day long with the Winkey+Shift+S shortcut to send screenshots to OneNote. Is yours broken too, perhaps by Windows replacing it with the built in clipping tool? Here’s how I fixed mine:
Disable the Global Windows + S Shortcut Key
Another workaround is to disable the global shortcut key Windows + S. Follow this how-to article or make the registry changes using command line:
- Press the Windows key + X to open the WinX menu, and then click “Command Prompt” or “Windows PowerShell“.
- Copy the following command and then paste it into the command line. Press Enter.
reg.exe add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v DisabledHotkeys /t REG_SZ /d S /f
- Reboot your computer and OneNote screen clipping shortcut key should resume to work.
By using a shared folder on OneDrive, you can Copy an entire OneNote notebook from one user to another.
- Let’s call the user hosting the notebook OriginalUser, and the account we are going to copy to TargetUser
- In OneDrive web app on the OriginalUser account, share a folder to TargetUser
- Confirm you have access to the shared folder by logging in to the OneDrive web app for TargetUser. Select the folder and “Add to my OneDrive”
- Now, back in the OneDrive web app for OriginalUser, select a Notebook and Copy it to the folder you shared with TargetUser. Wait for it to complete copying…
- In the OneDrive web app for TargetUser, navigate to the shared folder and click to open the ‘copied’ Notebook in the OneNote web app
- Wait for the opening process to complete (this may take a while)
- Rename the Notebook on the TargetUser OneDrive web app
- Move to desired, non-shared folder in the TargetUser OneDrive. You will receive this message, and you have to press “Move Anyway”