Well, not in the traditional “usurper” context, but I really like this word – so descriptive. What has occurred of course, is that a higher-level product team basically said “too bad for you, we are taking the Windows+S key combination for OUR use. Neener neener! Or words and actions to that effect. Which does not fit the definition of “usurp” – not exactly, but I really like that word. Adelante.
Which leaves us poor users in the lurch. I don’t know about you, but I use TechSmith Snagit (tm) for screen caps. But I also use the snipper tool that comes with OneNote (oh so handy for those quickie screen caps that won’t need any editing, redacting, commenting, or other manipulation). Until the other day when I updated to Windows 8.1 and discovered that my snipper tool looks a lot like Windows 8.1 Search. Oddly, not only does snipper look like Windows 8.1 Search, but it functions just like Windows 8.1 Search.