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How to Disable Screenshot Thumbnail Previews on Mac

Aug 2, 2019 - 14 Comments
How to disable screenshot thumbnails on the Mac

Do you want to turn off the screenshot thumbnails that show up on the Mac screen? You may have noticed that if you take a screenshot on Mac a little screenshot thumbnail preview pops up in the bottom right corner of the display and floats there for a few seconds. You can interact with that … Read More

How to Take iPad Screenshots Using Keyboard Shortcuts

May 14, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to take screenshots on iPad with keyboard shortcuts

Using an iPad with a hardware keyboard provides access to several keyboard shortcuts to quickly take screen shots on iPad. These keystrokes offer a consistent and quick way to take a screenshot on iPad without your fingers having to leave the keyboard to use the other approaches of the Home / Power button iPad screenshot … Read More

How to Take Screenshots on New iPad Pro

Nov 18, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to take screenshots on iPad Pro without Home button

Want to take a screen shot on the new iPad Pro? Given that the latest iPad Pro models no longer have a Home button, the old method of taking screenshots for iPad no longer works, as there is simply no Home button to press for snapping the screenshot on iPad Pro. Thus if you’re wondering … Read More

How to Take Screenshots on iPhone X, iPhone XR, XS, and iPhone XS Max

Nov 4, 2017 - 6 Comments
Take Screenshots on iPhone X

Want to take a screenshot of iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max? Of course you can snap screenshots of iPhone X-series, but you’ve undoubtedly noticed by now that iPhone X line has no Home button, and thus the familiar screenshot method pressing the Home Button and the Power Button no longer … Read More

How to Hide the iOS Screenshot Previews on iPhone & iPad

Oct 16, 2017 - 34 Comments
Screenshot corner preview in iOS

After you take a screenshot of an iPhone or iPad in iOS 11 or later, a little thumbnail preview of the screenshot appears in the bottom left corner. Tapping on that screenshot preview opens Markup where you can draw on the screenshot or quickly share it, but if you’re not going to markup your screenshot … Read More

How to Find All Screen Shots on Mac with a Search Trick

Aug 24, 2017 - 12 Comments
Find only screenshots on Mac

Have you ever wanted to quickly find every screen shot you have on a Mac? With a little-known search trick, you can easily list every single screen shot file on Mac OS. Going further, you can also search by names in screen shots, types, and dates as well, all by using the Mac Finder search … Read More

How to Take Screen Shots in iOS 11 and iOS 10

Sep 26, 2016 - 48 Comments
Take a screenshot in iOS 10

Have you noticed taking a screenshot is harder in iOS 11 or iOS 10 and with iPhone 7 and iPhone 8? Maybe you tried to take a screen shot in iOS 11 or iOS 10 only to discover that you either locked the device, sent it to the Home Screen, or summoned Siri instead? This … Read More

How to Take Screenshots of the Login Screen on any Mac

Nov 11, 2015 - 11 Comments
A screenshot of Mac login screen

Taking screen shots of the login screen on a Mac is possible, and you can do so at either the OS X system boot, any login window, or at a locked user authentication screen. How a screenshot of the Mac login screen is accomplished will depend on what version of OS X the Mac is … Read More

How to Screen Shot the Apple Watch

Jun 18, 2015 - 8 Comments
Apple Watch face

The Apple Watch allows users to take a screen shot of what they see on the face of the device by using a similar mechanism to capture screen shots on an iPhone or iPad; you press two buttons at the same time. For the Apple Watch, the buttons to press to take a screenshot are … Read More

Take Better Screen Shots in Mac OS X with 6 Pro Tricks & Tips

Apr 17, 2013 - 23 Comments
Show the cursor in screen shots

Anyone who takes a lot of screenshots in Mac OS X knows the challenges associated with them; how quickly their desktop will fill up with various PNG files, sorting those into folders or just tossing them elsewhere, converting the screenshots to a different image format, copying them to the clipboard for pasting into another app, … Read More

Change the Default Screen Shot File Name in Mac OS X

Feb 16, 2012 - 15 Comments
Change Screen Shot File Name in Mac OS X

Screen shots taken in Mac OS X save to files prefixed with “Screen Shot” in the file name, but the names of screenshots can be changed to anything else. We’ll use a defaults write command to adjust the naming convention of screen shots taken on the Mac. This can be helpful for many purposes, and … Read More

How to Take Screenshots of Screen Savers in Mac OS X

Jan 17, 2012 - 4 Comments
Take a screenshot of a screen saver

If you’ve tried to take a screenshot of a screen saver before, you’ve noticed that the keyboard shortcuts disturb the screensaver and wake the Mac up. The secret to taking screen shots of a running screen saver is to use the “Test” button while holding down half of the key sequence, here’s how: Open System … Read More

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini

Dec 28, 2011 - 4 Comments
iPad screenshot

Need to take a screenshot on the iPad? If the iPad has a Home button, like the iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, and the first generation iPad Pro models, then taking a screenshot is extremely simple with a simple button press combination.

Take Screen Shots from the Terminal in Mac OS X

Aug 11, 2011 - 7 Comments
Take Screen Shots from the Terminal in Mac OS X

Aside from the keyboard shortcuts, Grab, and other screen shot apps, you can also take screenshots of your Mac OS X desktop directly from the Terminal with the ‘screencapture’ command. Here is a detailed overview of this utility and how to use it, which allows capturing screenshots from the command line with ease.

How to Take a Screen Shot Without the Shadow in Mac OS X

May 26, 2011 - 2 Comments
Take a Screen Shot without a Shadow in Mac OS X

Instead of disabling the screen shot shadow completely you can take a one-time screen capture minus the shadow by using either the Grab app or by using the command line screencapture utility.

Disable the Window Shadow on Screen Shots in Mac OS X

May 23, 2011 - 4 Comments
Screen shot without the window shadows in Mac OS X

Have you ever noticed that there’s a shadow on every screen shot of a window you take in Mac OS X? If you don’t want those shadows to appear on your screen shots, you can disable the shadow effect by turning to defaults commands at the Terminal.

Take a Timed Screen Shot in Mac OS X

May 1, 2011 - 16 Comments
Timed Screen Shot in Mac OS X

You can take time delayed screenshots in Mac OS X easily by using the Grab utility or the Terminal app, included with every Mac OS X version. We’ll cover taking timed screen shots in Grab first because it’s more user friendly and doesn’t involve the command line which is a bit more technical, and then … Read More

Change the Screen Shot Save File Location in Mac OS X

Jan 26, 2011 - 99 Comments
Screen shots default save location in Mac OS X can be changed

By default, anytime you take a screen capture in Mac OS X, the resulting screenshot file will save to the current users desktop. This makes retrieval very easy and is very appropriate for the average Mac user, but for those who take a lot of screen shots in OS X, they may find their desktop … Read More

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