What happened to my print screen button!

Just switched to a Mac and looking to grab a screenshot?

Well once you get use to it – the old Print Screen button on Windows will seem obsolete.

Here are the handy shortcuts for taking screen grabs on a Mac (source MacRumors)

  • Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard

I personally use Command-Shift-4 on a daily basis. Boss making you do up procedures for work? This little shortcut will make it a cinch. Save the screenshots down to your desktop, then double click on each of them and use Preview to mark them up – i.e. circle parts, draw arrows to specific areas. Then drag into your email or document.

The Mail app on Yosemite (latest release of the Mac Operating System) – allows markup straight in your email application.

Also if you have a Mac with a retina display, the print screen commands can capture some pretty high res screen shots.

Have a great week!