Screen capture tricks that will blow your mind

just found a new mind blower - 30yr+Apple user and i’ve been using Shift/CMD/4 for screengrabs for decades…until a day ago when i realised Shift/CMD/5 gives you a repeatable user defined grab location.

Holy Cow, Batman! Thats gonna make some jobs so much easier!

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Also, if you hold space bar, after S/C/4, you can take a picture of a single window.

Another Mac command you might find useful: CNTRL-Eject. This will bring up the Sleep/Shut Down/Restart window - if you then press R, it will restart the computer, S for sleep, Return will Shutdown and ESC will cancel and close the window.

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One of my faves is open a mov in QuickTime, stop anywhere and command-c, open preview and command-n gives you that frame which can be saved out as whatever image format.

Handy dandy.

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Holy smokes these are all legendary. You guys deserve your own topic.

me likey !!

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Impressive…Randy speaks and mountains are moved!

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I want to know what that hot key combo is :joy:

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I think its a secret moderator piece of necromancy that extracts a post and gives it new life under a different heading. Dark and mysterious deeds probably involving farmyard poultry and strange chants!

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Ctl + Shift + Wrists

I move a lot of these

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One cool variant is CTRL-Command-Shift-4,

This will do a marque screen shot directly to the clipboard instead of a file. Useful to insert it into email or slack without the clutter on your desktop.

It’s kind of the vulcan grip of screenshots.

WHOA…it totally worked in this forum!!!

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What? I just cleared 417 screenshots off of my desktop. Why did I have 417 screenshots on my desktop? To Slack them.

Thank you!!!’

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No fowl. Sub goats.

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you can also paste attachments by copying the filename and pasting it straight in.

THAT IS EPIC. so good.

Top fave for screenshots is cmd-shift-4, but then after you start drawing the box hold space and it will let you move the corner you clicked from so you can align it properly :exploding_head:

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verry cool

Nice!! thank you Danny!

@andymilkis

My information comes from a very reliable source :smiley:

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On Mac I like the shortcut Cmd + Alt + C on a folder.
This wil copy the location of that folder as text.
Now you can paste it anywhere.
Might come in handy when you want to send the location of a file or path
in an email of chat or something.

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