The new Snipping tool is a great new feature for grabbing a screen shot of a selected portion of your screen, you can save, email or copy
that image.

To Snip a screen:

  1. Have the screen open that you want to snip
  2. Select Start/Snipping Tool
  3. All of the screen will gray out except for the snipping portion
  4. Click and drag your cursor around the area of the screen you want to snip
  5. Once you let go of your mouse, that snip is in the Snipping tool, you can now
  6. Email it, it will put the picture in the body of an email, you can save a copy to your hard drive, or you can copy, then paste into any application

Snap, Peek, Shake – window features:

  • Drag the title bar of an application all the way to the left or right of the screen, it will Snap into half of the screen
  • Hover your mouse over the Show Desktop button in the bottom right corner of your screen, it will temporarily hide your active windows so you can Peek at your  desktop
  • Click and literally Shake the title bar of an application, all other open applications will minimize, leaving that the only active one showing.


  • Win+Home: Clear all but the active window.
  • Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
  • Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window.
  • Shift+Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window vertically.
  • Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it’s maximized.
  • Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor.
  • Shift+Win+Left/Right arrows: Move the window to the monitor on the left or right.