I set the "Shortcut key" in the Properties window of Windows' Snipping Tool to CTRL+SHIFT+4, but I have since installed ShareX and I tried to set the CTRL+SHIFT+4 to ShareX and I removed it from Snipping Tool. However, whenever I press CTRL+SHIFT+4, Snipping Tool still opens even though it's "None" in the Properties window. How do I remove this shortcut? Is there a registry key I can delete?

I also tried to change the Snipping Tool shortcut in the Properties window to CTRL+SHIFT+2, but it still only respects the first shortcut.

  • Have you tried a reboot after setting the new values? – kisk Jun 19 '16 at 1:26
  • Yes. I removed the shortcut from the shortcut file months ago. – NobleUplift Jun 19 '16 at 18:51

Alright, so I had shortcuts to Snipping Tool in the following locations:

C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

I had the shortcut set on the shortcut at the first location.

I had to:

  1. Change the shortcut to something else, such as CTRL+SHIFT+2.
  2. Log out.
  3. CTRL+SHIFT+4 was still triggering. Set it to blank by pressing space bar.
  4. Log out again.
  5. I was able to set the shortcut in ShareX at this point.

Hopefully this helps anyone else with a similar issue.

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