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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 6/24/2017.


Activate Snips using the hotkey - Default is CTRL+` (CTRL+Backtick) [Can be changed in snips.ini]
On activation the search box is focused, so you can imeediately type to search snippets
Hit the down arrow to activate the tree or search resuls box. Use the arrow keys to navigate
Press enter or double click to copy a snippet to clipboard
Escape key will close Snips and return to your previous window
CTRL+R will refresh your list of snippets from disk
A tray icon is displayed, which you can use to manage Snips or terminate the program.

All snippets are plain text files stored in the \snips folder under the program binary. One snippet per file.

To install Snips, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install snips

To upgrade Snips, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade snips


  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage `
      -PackageName "snips" `
      -ZipFileName "snips*" 
    Remove-item -path "$Home\Desktop\Snips.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'snips'
    $url = '' 
    $checksum = '46F65C3F7F2919A259ED830681934A5D9C5BE1EC2C8DBF90FB44B59994C5C748'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                 -Url "$url" `
                                 -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                                 -Checksum "$checksum" `
                                 -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
    # Create an exe shotcut at the desktop.
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut   -ShortcutFilePath "$Home\Desktop\Snips.lnk" `
    						     -TargetPath "$toolsDir\snips.exe"

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Ethan Piliavin


Copyright (C) Ethan Piliavin


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