screenshots not working...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bob2131, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    hi, i tried this before and it worked.
    shift control command and 4 = this pointer thing where i can click and drag and take a screenshot portion and it puts the png on my desktop.

    now when i do it....i take the shot...but it doesnt go on my desktop.

    any idea?

    thanks
     
  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

    mlemonds

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    #2
    stupid question: have you mowed through the preferences to see if it has saved the file somewhere else?
     
  3. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how...sorry....preferences? is there a preference to say where to save it?
    i thought it just defaulted to desktop.

    ive checked spotlight, by typing in png, cant find the screenshots.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #4
    Command-Shift-4
    Leave off the Control

    Using "Control" with that combination puts it on the clipboard
    You can use "paste" after that, but it doesn't put it on the desktop

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes you beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thankyou so much.
     

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