how do you take a picture of the screen (desktop)?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by snooziums, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. snooziums macrumors regular

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    #1
    How do you take a picture of the current screen and save it to either the clipboard or a file?

    I knew that this could be done from System 7 through Mac OS 9, however what is the command for Mac OS X ?
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Apple-Shift-3
    (Appears as a PDF on the desktop...)

    Cheers
    G
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    #3
    Cmd-Shift-3 takes a shot of the entire screen.
    Cmd-Shift-4 lets you draw a box around what you want a shot of.
    Cmd-Shift-4 then Space takes a shot of a single window.
     
  4. HexMonkey Administrator

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    And holding down control during any of them (control-command-shift-3 etc) puts the screenshot on the clipboard instead of in a file.
     
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    What does control-command-shift-alt-3 do? :p .......... And why do I have a ^ key that does nothing on the right side of the spacebar??
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    If you're right Control key doesn't work then it's busted. Because it should work.
     

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