Delete Screen Shot in Preview (Mavericks)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ginnyginny, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. ginnyginny macrumors newbie

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    I am using Mavericks.

    I take a lot of screen shots. Is there a way to delete them in Preview or do I have to go back to my desktop and drag it to the trash?

    It would be faster to just delete it in Preview.

    Thanks,
    Ginny
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    I've never loved Preview for viewing photos, I use the inexpensive Xee app instead. <command> + <delete> works with Xee.
     
  3. ginnyginny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Screen shots are parts of webpages

    I should have said that I take screenshots of parts of web pages or parts of articles I read online. Right now I'm putting together a one page flyer about a club I belong to. I want only parts of several different pages that describe the club and it's activities.

    Ginny
     
  4. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

    AcesHigh87

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    Take screens of everything you want, open them all in Preview, and just Cmnd+delete whatever ones you don't want. When you hit it either the photos selected or the current one you're looking at will be deleted. I regularly so this after bringing in all the RAW shots from my DSLR before I process them.
     
  5. ginnyginny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Comm + Delete doesn't work on this none-Apple keyboard

    I have a wonderful "mechanical keys" keyboard - Matis "Tactile Pro." The command + delete doesn't work to get rid of the screen shot I am viewing in Preview. Most things do work on this keyboard but I suspect not all.
     
  6. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

    AcesHigh87

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    Does command+delete normally function properly to delete files from within finder? The key command should be the same from within preview regardless of keyboard.
     
  7. ginnyginny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure what you mean "delete in finder"

    I've so much to learn about this iMac. I went to Finder, opened an old Word Document (I'm a former PC user) and tried the command delete key and nothing happened. Is that what you meant?
     

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