how to toggle between SnagIt and MS Paint

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How do I toggle to turn off SnagIt as default screen capture vs MS Paint? We are trying SnagIt 13 but the our company has been using MS keyboard fn-prt sc to copy to clipboard and then ctrl-C and ctrl-V to Paint - and now when we try to collaborate with other teams or our own team members that do not have SnagIt - Paint is locked out - if we can not work with both most likely SnagnIt must be uninstalled and banned from our company - we need to be able to use both..

 

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I'm not sure what you are asking here. SnagIt normally uses Print Screen as its default. So the mention of the Fn+Print Screen seems more related to how a laptop may call the Print Screen key.

Nothing should be preventing using Microsoft Paint. That part is very confusing.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Well, my external full size MS KB has a blue Fn key which calls the alternate F1 - F12 functions coloured blue.  My PrtScn button has no alternate function, so pressing Fn+PrtScn just captures the PrtScn key and invokes a SnagIt capture.

Perhaps the answer here is for the small team that uses SnagIt to revert their hotkey to the old sequence Ctrl+Shift+P?
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But didn't someone mention on here the other day about some little known key combo in Windows that would capture the entire screen.....?

OK so on my Win 10 PC I can open paint by typing paint on the start icon but I can't see an obvious way of auto launching it with a hotkey, nor can I find that info from reading a couple of specialist articles on Paint.  So the best I can see is putting Paint on the task bar.

If SnagIt is not installed PrtScn copies the screen onto the clipboard for any app to use.  So if their corporate windows build uses some funky macro to capture the screen with Fn+PrtScn I can see their issue. 

For me, it was necessary to open paint, then do Ctrl+V to paste the image. How did I get the image to paste, if SnagIt hijacks the PrtScn button?  Well, from a bit of wild assed guessing and poking around at various combos, it turns out that there's a bunch of other keys that ALSO capture the current screen to the clipboard

Ctrl+Shift+P 
Ctrl+PrtScn
Win+PrtScn
Alt+PrtScn
Alt Gr+PrtScn

Make of that what you will.  I just thought I'd offer it up, as it would appear there are plenty of other keys that mimic native PrtScn
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Actually, I believe that it's possible to configure a shortcut key to open nearly any application on Windows. For example, I've configured my Windows Notepad to open using a keyboard shortcut.

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There you go!  The funky hotkey I was talking about!!! :)
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Likely lost in this discussion is the fact that one is able to completely transform SnagIt so it doesn't listen to the Print Screen key at all. You are able to choose any keystroke or keystroke combo you like to tell it to capture. Or no keystroke at all.

Cheers... Rick :)