How to make screenshot in macOS

Instructions on how to make a screenshot

You can make a screenshot in macOS using this key combination:

  1. Cmd + Shift + 3 = Capture the entire screen. Choose the screenshot file to your desktop and click the Space key for quick viewing
  2. Cmd + Shift + 4 = Drag the cursor to capture the area …
  • while dragging, you can hold down the Shift, Alt
  • or press the Space key to capture a screenshot of the application window
  • Press Ctrl simultaneously with combination – screenshots will be copied to the memory

PS: To disable shadow enter this in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true; killall SystemUIServer

PPS: To save in JPG format enter this in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg; killall SystemUIServer

Example of how to take a screenshot in the macOS

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