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I would like to use Windows Snipping tool in a simple matter: When I start the program I want it to automaticly start a rectangular snip.

I am using Windows 8. When I used the same program in Windows 7, I could do it.

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This was changed in Windows 8:

MSFT answered it here on channel9:

Defrag: Deprecated HW, Deleted Partition, Disabling Right Click Animation

13:50- Is there a way to make Snipping Tool in Win8 active on launch.

MSFT says it was changed on customers feedback.

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Thanks that answers my question 100%! :) Now I have to download another snipping tool with this feature. – Mauroggy Mar 20 '13 at 7:05
if you use autohotkey you can still use it with the hack I've posted – jay Apr 9 '13 at 10:40

I used a simple AutoHotkey script to emulate what the Windows 7 version did.

Run, "C:\windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe"
WinWaitActive, ahk_class Microsoft-Windows-Tablet-SnipperToolbar
    send ^{PrintScreen}

Note #s (Win + s) shortcut can be anything you choose. Like all AHK scripts you want running all the time, add it to the startup folder.

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Looks like Snipping Tool is installed in Windows 7 and windows 8. Just hit start and type "Snipping Tool". That should do it.

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Please read the question again. I am asking for a way to automatically start to snip when starting the snipping tool – Mauroggy Mar 29 '14 at 18:31

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