Can't take screenshots anymore

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rozner, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. rozner macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2007

    I've been using Snow Leopard for a while now and I seem to recall the screen shot feature working just fine. I even have some previously taken screen shots on my desktop. But not when I take a screen shot, (ctrl+option+4) I hear the camera noise, but the file doesn't get created on my desktop. Anyone have any idea how I can fix this? Thanks.
  2. MacinDan macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    ctrl+option+4? Don't you mean command+shift+4? BTW, if you're adding the control key to this, you're copying the screen capture to clipboard, not saving it as a file.
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I have this problem sometimes. I know it's odd, but you need to move some of the other screen shots away from the desktop.
  4. vicshere macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    Me too

    I'm having this problem, too. When I click cmd-shft-f3, which always gave me a pic on my desktop, I get nothing except a strange border round the desktop background.
    Nothing in clipboard, nothing on desktop.
  5. vicshere macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    Idiot newbie

    I do apologise! I just realised I should have been pressing 3, not fn 31

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