The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Even better screenshots!

I posted in January a tip with the quick shortcuts for taking screenshots: "Command - Shift - 3" for the whole screen and "Command - Shift - 4" for a part. Well here is a great tip submitted by Joseph that complements that. When you press "Command - Shift - 4", instead of selecting an area to capture, you can simply add a "Spacebar" and a little camera will pop up enabling you to take a screenshot of only one window without having to select precisely what to capture! Thanks Joseph for that great tip!


Blogger Dinner said...

That's awesome! Wish I'd had known sooner :P

March 27, 2007 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Alexis said...

that's amazing! thank you!

March 27, 2007 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Morrison said...

great tip!
also if you don't want the screenshot to be saved as a pdf file on your desktop you can add the control key and it will save it to your clipboard and now you can paste it in the application you're using

March 28, 2007 at 3:51 AM  
Blogger Larson said...

Just so you guys know, these actions are all performed by the preview application and can be accessed from it by going to file -> grab and there they are! Just in case you forget the shortcuts.

March 28, 2007 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Dominic said...

This this is amazing! Wow!

March 28, 2007 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Mahdi said...

wow, what's wrong with apple that they don't tell them to us directly? :D u can't find this in help or anything else

March 28, 2007 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Kellan said...

Actually, Apple does list this info. You can find this in Mac Help (Help menu in Finder). Search for Screenshots, or Grab, or Shortcuts!

March 28, 2007 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This ROCKS! I'll use this all the time.

March 28, 2007 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger mikemansfield said...

This does not work with a Macbook Pro.

March 28, 2007 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Buzz said...

I am certainly not questening mikemansfield's experience but both methods work fine on my MacBook Pro. By the way, screenshot saves files as a png file, not a pdf file. Grab saves them as tiff files.

March 28, 2007 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Javier said...

Does somebody know whats the mac button for "SUPR" in windows, that lets you delete in word? PLEASE ANYBODY?

March 28, 2007 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

This works on my Macbook Pro :) Try again! command + shift + 4, *then* press space bar.

March 28, 2007 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Kush said...



March 28, 2007 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Brett said...

Best tip yet I think! And hey, Kush, my last name is Kushner and I'm always called Kush. How'd you get that name?

March 29, 2007 at 2:04 AM  
Blogger Lawrence said...

awesome stuff....

March 29, 2007 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger salvatori_m said...

Excellent! I´ve been looking for this for a long time!

March 30, 2007 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Alfonso Corona said...

This is an excellent tip !

When I buy stuff online this is the best way to keep something in your records and not wasting any paper printing my receipts...

A very handy widget that does these two tasks is called 'Screen shot plus'...try it !

As usual thanks for the tip!

March 30, 2007 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Javier, try option (alt) backspace takes a whole word at a time instead of a single character. Good luck.

March 31, 2007 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Red Stapler said...

Works like a hot damn on my Macbook Pro. Excellent tip, thanks!

April 5, 2007 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger DivaShop said...

Great Tip, I'll use this all the time. Thanks!

April 12, 2007 at 9:25 AM  
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