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Windows 10 and OneNote 2010 (Window+S Shortcut/Hotkey Not Working - FIXED!)

Posted 2 August, 2016 at 4:29am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Windows 10)

I use OneNote 2010's screen clipping feature a lot. It's a lot faster for me to hit the Window+S keys and immediately start a freeform rectangle clipping than to use the Windows Screen Clipper utility. However, with Windows 10 (and Windows 8 apparently), pressing Window+S loads Cortana's search bar instead.

My workaround (for now) is to disable the shortcut for Cortana Search by editing the registry and adding a String Value of "DisabledHotKeys" = "S" to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.

To do this, just run (Window+R) regedit.exe (Registry Editor) and using the left panel, navigate expand and click on the following "folders" (starting from the top):
Computer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Windows
CurrentVersion
Explorer
Advanced

Once there, add a new string value by clicking on the Edit menu, then New, and String Value.
For the name, enter "DisabledHotKeys" and for the Data enter "S".
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Once that value has been set, just reboot, restart, or log off and log back in for it to take effect.

You can still use Cortana to search by simply hitting the Window key and typing.

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