Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Taking Screenshots In Mac OS X

The keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots is something I can never quite remember. Therefore I am writing this down here for my own reference:
  1. Command-Control-Shift-3 - Takes a screenshot of the entire screen and saves it to the clipboard.
  2. Command-Control-Shift-4 - Select an area with the mouse. This grabs a screenshot of the selected area and saves it to the clipboard.
  3. Command-Control-Shift-4 - Press space, then clicking on a window will take a screenshot of the window and save it to the clipboard.

You can also make it save to a file on the desktop instead of just copying it onto a clipboard buffer by omitting the Control key from all of the above keystroke combinations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No birdy?