Windows 10 Tutorials 91 – Delay Option in Snipping Tool

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Delay Option in Snipping Tool in Windows 10.

Snipping Tool allows you to take screen-shot of the entire screen or snip a part of the screen, and then work on the captured image in an image editor or use directly.

The Snipping Tool has one limitation though, it can only be used to capture items that don’t involve mouse movements.

To capture anything which involves mouse movement, you have to rely on taking the screen-shot of the screen using PrintScreen button on keyboard and then using the Snipping Tool by pasting the image in mspaint.

With the new Delay Option in Snipping Tool in Windows 10, you can now easily grab a screen-shot even when mouse movements are involved.

How to use the Delay Option in Snipping Tool in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Snipping Tool app and click Delay option.
  2. From the drop down list, click on the number corresponding to delay time you want to set in seconds (from 0-5 seconds).
    Delay Option in Snipping Tool
  3. Now create a new snip by clicking on the New option.
  4. Depending on the delay set, the screen will be active for you to work and get to a point where you want to capture the screen-shot.
  5. Once the delay time is reached, screen will freeze out and you can capture your snip.

Delay Option in Snipping Tool

Note:You can choose from one of four types of snip (free-form, rectangular, window, or full-screen) by clicking on the downward pointing arrow next to New in Snipping Tool.

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Adam says October 9, 2016

That’s not a good description of the delay button’s function. I don’t really understand what you mean.

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