Taking a pic of your desktop?

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  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know what button you press to take a pic of your desktop with its background? Then save it. Thanks
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Shift, Apple, 3


    Gets you a full desktop screenshot.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    command-shift-3 will do it. for more details, check out this macrumors guide about taking screenshots.
     
  4. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    can somebody tell me how 2 take a lower resolution screenshot then your desktop?
    jake
     

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  6. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Just from memory as I'm here at work on my Windows machine it is

    command-shift-4

    That will give you the ability to pick just what you want.

    command-shift-4-spacebar

    That gives you a camera to pick which window to take a pic of.
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    do it the normal way, then open it in Preview, "File" "Save as"...pic JPG, and lower the quality.
     
  8. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    DUDE! this is my freakin' fav part of os x so far!! way more versatile than windows.

    command + shift + 3 = screen shot of entire desktop; file goes to your desktop

    command + shift + 4 = ss of what you select yourself; files goes to desktop

    command + shift + 4 + spacebar = ss of whatever active screen you select; file goes to desktop

    command + shift + ctrl +3 = ss of entire desktop; file goes to Clipboard only

    command + shift + ctrl + 4 = ss of what you select yourself; file goes to Clipboard only

    command + shift + ctrl + 4 + spacebar = ss of whatever active screen you select; file goes to Clipboard only

    command + shift + enter + h + o + t + ctrl + 4 = hot blonde knocks on you front door....go answer.
     
  9. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    thankyou...i just posted a pic of my desktop on that question...very cool...i cldn't before because of the large file size
     
  10. ghall macrumors 68040

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    It didn't work. :(
     
  11. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    i know...i tried it 10 times...tisk tisk
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I want that wallpaper.
     
  13. Matrixmax macrumors newbie

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    try download widget called Screenshot Plus

    that one would be much easier
     
  14. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    i think this will work
     

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