Snipping Tool Shortcut

By on April 13, 2012 5:15:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LizMarr

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Has anyone got the Snipping Tool as a shortcut on OD (C:\Windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe)

I have drug it to the dock from the Start Menu, I have made it into a shortcut and then put it on the dock, I have built the shortcut on the dock itself (not drug it from anywhere) I have even gone through and given everyone and their grandmother rights to the program (it belonged to that famous dude "Trusted Installer") Here is my result:

And yes, the silly thing is totally gone until you have turned off find system files. But that is turned off too.

 

How do I tell it that it isn't hidden so that it will work from a dock? Move it out of the system32 folder perhaps?

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April 13, 2012 5:44:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

are you running a 64-bit operating system?

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April 13, 2012 6:26:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yup yup, never had it to try with before.

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April 13, 2012 6:56:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

try this

C:\Windows\Sysnative\snippingtool.exe

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April 13, 2012 8:09:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WinMonster2,
try this

C:\Windows\Sysnative\snippingtool.exe

Brilliant! Thanks so much, been trying everything I could think of and nothing worked! Even gets the correct icon assigned! I so appreciate your answer and Liz for asking!

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April 13, 2012 8:14:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow...how does that work?

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April 13, 2012 8:26:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WinMonster2,
C:\Windows\Sysnative\snippingtool.exe

 

What the heck was that? Sysnative? Works great, but I never heard of it before. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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April 13, 2012 8:48:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LizMarr,
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Say it with karma. [e digicons]:karma:[/e] That's what it's for.

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April 13, 2012 8:48:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The snipping tool should have appeared in your start menu search just by typing sn.

 

If it didn't, there might be another problem.

 

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April 13, 2012 8:51:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LizMarr,
What the heck was that? Sysnative?

 

Thats what I said when someone shared it with me.

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April 13, 2012 8:55:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

We have the coolest community members!

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April 13, 2012 9:00:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
The snipping tool should have appeared in your start menu search just by typing sn.

 

If it didn't, there might be another problem.

 
This was pertaining to adding a Snipping Tool shortcut to ObjectDock. I forget the method I used to make it work, but it wasn't this simple. Not really an issue any more with me as I no longer use OD.

 

Nexus handles it with no problem.

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April 13, 2012 9:07:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

Quoting Zubaz,
We have the coolest community members!
Thanks Zu...

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April 13, 2012 9:25:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
The snipping tool should have appeared in your start menu search just by typing sn.

 

If it didn't, there might be another problem.

 

 

I wanted it right there, points at left-edge zoomer. Now it is. I couldn't figure out why if I had the name and path it couldn't be a shortcut on the dock. It takes magic words. I'm not sure that a link that only says SN in the box will work.

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April 13, 2012 10:29:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Mine is right there in the start menu. Always has been.

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April 13, 2012 11:00:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Don't want start menu. If you create a shortcut there it will work. If you create a normal shortcut on the task bar it will work. If you create a shortcut on the desktop it will work. If you create a shortcut on the dock (zoomer or tabbed) it will not work in normal link form - drive/folder/executable

I have my screen measure, color selector, text editors, graphics viewers, calculator, and now snipper on my left side dock. No opening windows, no opening menus, just one click. I have only six things ATM on my first page of my start menu, plus a few frequents that wander in. Snip usually lives on the second part of the start menu (programs)

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April 13, 2012 11:03:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
This was pertaining to adding a Snipping Tool shortcut to ObjectDock.

Can't that be done like in Nexus? Apparently not as the path is read incorrectly... without the 'sysnative' - not sure why the path isn't read correctly, though.

 

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April 13, 2012 11:14:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 OK, that is about as confusing to me as the code I am staring at...  You do it an tell me how it works..

 

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April 13, 2012 11:37:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LizMarr... decided to scrap the screenie. Not sure why this method doesn't work but Neil probably does.

In Winstep, all i do is type in 'snipp' in the search (in the Winstep Start Menu) and a shortcut to the tool appears and can be dragged to the dock/subdock from the search box and it works...

If you'd like a screenie, I can take one... here:

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April 13, 2012 11:49:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In Nexus the path shows as:   C:\Windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe  which is right where I expect it to be.

Why I like Nexus, it just works.

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April 13, 2012 11:51:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think this proves that Winstep does better than Windows interface! Good job! Not sure I'm ready to switch from what I got... I tried Rainmeter once and it slowed my computer way down.

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April 13, 2012 11:56:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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