Home

Add a button to Snip & Sketch

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-439179%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EAdd%20a%20button%20to%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-439179%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EAdd%20a%20button%20that%20launches%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%20from%20within%20Edge.%20I%20know%20it's%20super%20easy%20to%20launch%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%20with%20keyboard%20shortcuts%20but%20taking%20a%20screenshot%20is%20one%20of%20most%20basic%20things%20that%20many%20users%20still%20don't%20know%20how%20to%20do%20but%20would%20probably%20want%20to%20do%20if%20they%20knew%20how.%20%22How%20to%20take%20a%20screenshot%22%20is%20one%20of%20the%20most%20popular%20Windows%20topics%20in%20Google%20Trends.%20Just%20for%20grins%20and%20giggles%2C%20I%20dare%20you%20to%20put%20the%20screenshot%20button%20in%20the%20URL%20box%2C%20next%20to%20favorites%20and%20reading%20view%20and%20see%20how%20many%20people%20use%20it.%20%3Asmirking_face%3A%3C%2Fimg%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-451326%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Add%20a%20button%20to%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-451326%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EThank%20you%20for%20the%20suggestion%20%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F319528%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Scotty808%3C%2FA%3E.%20Just%20one%20question%20is%20that%20a%20dare%20or%20a%20dog-dare%3F%20I%20will%20let%20the%20team%20know%20about%20this%20ask.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-457763%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Add%20a%20button%20to%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-457763%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EOh%2C%20it's%20a%20double%20dog%20dare%2C%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F239638%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Elliot%20Kirk%3C%2FA%3E!%26nbsp%3B%20%3Adog_face%3A%3C%2Fimg%3E%3Adog_face%3A%3C%2Fimg%3E%20Edge%20currently%20has%20a%20notetaking%20section%20which%20has%20capabilities%20similar%20to%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%20but%20I%20almost%20never%20think%20of%20using%20it.%20I%20think%20part%20of%20the%20reason%20is%20that%20it%20has%20a%20pen%20icon%20and%20I%20think%20that's%20for%20people%20who%20want%20to%20handwrite%20with%20a%20Surface%20pen%20and%20I%20don't%20have%20a%20pen.%20It%20has%20some%20pretty%20nifty%20feature%20that%20I%20wish%20they%20will%20build%20into%20the%20new%20Edge%20as%20well%20but%20they%20need%20to%20change%20that%20icon.%20Taking%20screenshots%20are%20one%20of%20the%20most%20requested%20how-to%20topics.%20Making%20the%20icon%20prominant%20and%20easy%20to%20get%20to%20would%20be%20pretty%20handy.%20I%20can%20share%20some%20of%20my%20examples%20if%20you%20wish%2C%20but%20A%2FB%20testing%20it%20in%20the%20UI%20is%20the%20best%20way%20to%20see%20if%20I'm%20just%20blowing%20smoke.%20%3Ano_smoking%3A%3C%2Fimg%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-677946%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Add%20a%20button%20to%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-677946%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F239638%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Elliot%20Kirk%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BScotty808%20is%20right.%20A%20built-in%20screen%20or%20webpage%20capture%20tool%20would%20be%20a%20stand-out%20feature%20(Chrome%20does%20not%20have%20this)%20that%20I%20think%20a%20lot%20of%20people%20would%20love.%20This%20is%20why%20it's%20such%20a%20popular%20feature%20of%20Firefox.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-677995%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Add%20a%20button%20to%20Snip%20%26amp%3B%20Sketch%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-677995%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F239638%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Elliot%20Kirk%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI%20just%20wanted%20to%20add%20that%20I%20think%20the%20%22Add%20notes%22%20feature%20in%20the%20current%20version%20of%20Edge%20is%20very%20cool%20and%20I%20wish%20it%20would%20be%20basically%20ported%20over%20to%20the%20new%20Edge%2C%20but%20maybe%20with%20the%20icon%20and%20other%20suggestions%20Scotty%20mentioned.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
Scotty808
Microsoft

Add a button that launches Snip & Sketch from within Edge. I know it's super easy to launch Snip & Sketch with keyboard shortcuts but taking a screenshot is one of most basic things that many users still don't know how to do but would probably want to do if they knew how. "How to take a screenshot" is one of the most popular Windows topics in Google Trends. Just for grins and giggles, I dare you to put the screenshot button in the URL box, next to favorites and reading view and see how many people use it. :smirking_face:

4 Replies
Thank you for the suggestion @Scotty808. Just one question is that a dare or a dog-dare? I will let the team know about this ask.

Oh, it's a double dog dare, @Elliot Kirk!  :dog_face::dog_face: Edge currently has a notetaking section which has capabilities similar to Snip & Sketch but I almost never think of using it. I think part of the reason is that it has a pen icon and I think that's for people who want to handwrite with a Surface pen and I don't have a pen. It has some pretty nifty feature that I wish they will build into the new Edge as well but they need to change that icon. Taking screenshots are one of the most requested how-to topics. Making the icon prominant and easy to get to would be pretty handy. I can share some of my examples if you wish, but A/B testing it in the UI is the best way to see if I'm just blowing smoke. :no_smoking:

@Elliot Kirk Scotty808 is right. A built-in screen or webpage capture tool would be a stand-out feature (Chrome does not have this) that I think a lot of people would love. This is why it's such a popular feature of Firefox.

@Elliot Kirk I just wanted to add that I think the "Add notes" feature in the current version of Edge is very cool and I wish it would be basically ported over to the new Edge, but maybe with the icon and other suggestions Scotty mentioned.