screen capture – How to take screenshots on macOS without having to remember a bunch of key combinations?

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The application “Screenshot.app” (in Applications > Utilities) replaces “Grab.app” in recent macOS versions. Once started, it presents an overlay with a selection area and a toolbar with buttons to

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  • capture the screen, the current window, or the selected area,
  • record the screen or the selected area as a movie.

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There are also options like delaying the capture by 5 or 10 seconds, and where to save the file.


Remark: As it was mentioned in a now deleted comment, the macOS Spotlight search finds Screenshot.app even if the old application “Grab“ is used:

For those who are interested how this works: The Info.plist file of Screenshot.app has an MDItemKeywords":"Grab" entry.

Author: Subham

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