Screen Capture Shortcuts in Mac OS X

Here are some very useful in-built screen shot short cuts for screen capture on your mac OS X – this includes capturing area(s) and window(s) and will save to your desktop or copy to your clipboard

  • Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and copy it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and copy it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and copy it to the clipboard
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