Stacks Question: Screen grabs right to a Stack?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Fastshutter, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Fastshutter Guest

    Aug 21, 2007
    Loving Leopard a TON!!

    I take a lot of screen grabs using cmd+shift+3 and cmd+shift+4. The screen shots always go to the desktop. How can I make a stack and change the default location to the stack? That would help me a ton!

    Because of the way OSX numbers the file, I can't just drag "picture 1" to the stack where another picture 1 already exists.

    Any help?

    Thanks so much in advance!
  2. jbardi macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2005
    Very simple!

    Ok, here is what you do.

    1) Create a folder where you want the screenshots to be stored, for example, you can create a Screenshots folder in your home folder.

    2) Drag that Screenshots folder to the right side of the dock to create your Stack.

    3) Open up terminal and type the following line and hit return:

    defaults write location /Users/[Your User Name]/Screenshots

    Be sure to replace [Your User Name] with the name of your home folder. The location path has to be the FULL path, so you can not use ~/Screenshots for instance to point to the folder.

    4) Finally, type this line in terminal and hit return:

    killall -HUP SystemUIServer

    Thats it, now everytime you take a screenshot, it will put it in that folder which will make it available in your stack.
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002

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