It's not just as simple as pressing Cmd-Shift-3 to screen capture your Mac. If you've used
screen capturing feature for quite a long time, you will figure out some nifty tricks of it.
In this daily trick, I am going to share some tricks that I know in capturing screen. I hope
that using list is fine for you.
[Ctrl-Cmd-Shift-3] or [Ctrl-Cmd-Shift-4]
After pressing the keystrokes to capture screen, by default the picture will be saved to
your Desktop. If you press another modifier key [ctrl] while performing the keystrokes
the snapshot will be saved to your clipboard.
This trick is quite well-known. I just re-emphasized it here.
[Cmd-Shift-4] + [Spacebar]
Using this key combination, you will be able to capture a certain stand-alone object on
your Mac desktop, e.g. the dock, the menubar, opened window, etc. It's easy to use as
the captured part will be highlighted.
[Cmd-Shift-4] + [Hold Spacebar | Shift | Option]
In adjusting your screen capture region, you can use the key listed above. It's hard to
explain how each of them works, but it's self-explanatory if you try it.
This is to have a screen capture with timing. Using built-in application called Grab, you
can bring forward a 10-second timer to capture your screen when it's elapsed.
That's all for this screen capturing tricks. You can apply some of the tricks above to capture
things on your Mac desktop and use the screen capture result to take part in our contest:
UsingMac Contest. Beauty of the Mac [more…].
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