Show the Mouse Pointer in a Screen Shot
If you’ve ever taken a screen shot in Mac OS X you’ll notice the cursor is nowhere to be found, even if you’re taking a screenshot of something like a menu in use. By using Grab, you can take screen shots showing the mouse pointer though, and it’s even somewhat customizable.
- Launch Grab, located within the Applications Utilities folder
- Pull down “Preferences” from the Grab menu
- Select the desired cursor pointer type
Now that you have selected a cursor, your best bet is to take a timed screen shot, which can be done through the Grab applications ‘Capture’ menu. Voila, your new screen shot has the mouse cursor included.
Note that the standard screen capture keys will still not include the cursor, so you must continue to use Grab to capture a screen image with the pointer visible.