It has been more than 3 months since I got my mac book pro and still not very comfortable in taking screen shots. Every time I tend to get confuse with the key combination on Mac OS X. Accomplishing the same on MS Windows is way too simple with the click of a simple ‘Print Scrn’ for whole screen while ‘Alt’ key with ‘Print Scrn’ was for capturing the current window. This is one area where Apple can really improve the usability. May be providing a simple function key similar to ‘Print Scrn’ would help to a great extent. For the benefit of all those who have been struggling with taking screen shots on Mac OS, here is a comprehensive set of available options that you can use for taking screen shots.
|Command+Shift+3||Capture entire screen and save as a file|
|Command+Control+Shift+3||Capture entire screen and copy to the clipboard|
|Command+Shift+4||Capture dragged area and save as a file|
|Command+Control+Shift+4||Capture dragged area and copy to the clipboard|
|Command+Shift+4 then Space bar||Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file|
|Command+Control+Shift+4 then Space bar||Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and copy to the clipboard|
If there are any such tips and tricks for Mac OS, feel free to share 🙂