Clipping in Windows 10
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Microsoft has already started working on Windows 10 Redstone 5, the next major update projected to arrive this fall. Microsoft is also releasing new preview builds to the Windows Insiders enrolled in the Skip Ahead ring, however, the development of the Redstone 5 update will be only accelerated once the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update releases next week.

“As part of the stabilization process, we have “forked” RS4 into its own branch called “RS4_RELEASE” just like we did with RS2 and RS3. Going forward – RS4 builds will come from the RS4_RELEASE branch. This also means that we intend to release new RS4 builds to Insiders more quickly to both the Fast and Slow rings as these builds we include mostly bug fixes,” Microsoft said in a blog post earlier this year.

The Windows 10 Redstone 5 could be a bigger release than Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. Microsoft is testing a new screen clipping experience that would allow users to draw a shape to create a screen snip. A Microsoft enthusiast recently discovered the screen clipping changes in recent Windows 10 preview builds.

Clipping in Windows 10 PCs
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The new screenshots posted by Rafael Rivera shows off the new screen clipping experience in Windows 10 and the feature can be activated by a shortcut in the Action Center. Interestingly, the new screen clipping experience could work with Cortana Insights. Microsoft may be also planning to link the feature to screenshots shortcuts such as Win + Shift + S or Start + prt sc.

The new screen clipping experience will be also available on the long rumoured Surface Andromeda as it supports capturing of left screen, right screen, and both screens. Very little is known at this point, but this could land in the upcoming builds of Redstone 5, and after the release of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.

  • WPJ

    In my opinion the necessity of making screenshots of data inside the apps is a sign of a bad (restrictive and inaccessible) design of those apps. Just a thought, not directly related to Windows.