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Published on April 5th, 2013 | by Kieran

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Mac OS X Screenshots

There are several key combinations built into Mac OS X that can be used to take screenshots. At the moment I am using OS X 10.8.3 – Mountain Lion, so the following are the key combinations that I use:

Command-Shift-3:
Takes a screenshot of the full screen, saving it as a file on the desktop

Command-Shift-4, then select an area:
Take a screenshot of an area, saving it as a file on the desktop

Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window:
Take a screenshot of a window, saving it as a file on the desktop

Command-Control-Shift-3:
Take a screenshot of the screen, saving it as a file on the clipboard

Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area:
Take a screenshot of an area, saving it as a file on the clipboard

Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window:
Take a screenshot of a window, saving it as a file on the clipboard

 

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has worked with computers and technology for nearly 20 years. Based in the United Kingdom, he works throughout EMEA as a Solution Consultant, specialising in Fax & Document Distribution technologies. Predominantly blogging on KieranLane.com he can also be found on Twitter @KieranLane, and Flickr.



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