If your workflow requires regular screenshots on your Mac, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the new screenshot tool and hotkeyhotkey. (Also get to know the new and
Mojave's New Screenshot Link
Mac screenshot photographers know that Shift-Command-3 takes a screenshot of the entire screen, and Shift-Command-4 lets them drag the mouse pointer to take a screenshot Selecting your screen (or, if you press the space bar after Shift-Command-4, you can take a screenshot of a window).
Mojave adds a third keyboard shortcut for screenshots: Shift-Command-5
A small box appears at the bottom of the screen with your screen capture options. There are three screenshot buttons that allow you to capture the entire screen, a window, or a selection of your screen. Similarly, you can use the two video recording buttons to record your entire screen or a selection of them. On the left is an X key to close the screenshot, but you can also simply press the Escape key to exit.
On the right side is an Options button. You can choose where to save your screenshot – desktop, documents, clipboard, emails, messages, or preview – and set a delay of 5 or 10 seconds so you can align items that might otherwise disappear when you take your screenshot Enable Tool
By default, the Show Floating Thumbnail option is enabled, which displays a small preview thumbnail of your screenshot with the Just Capture feature in the lower right corner of the screen, similar to iOS 11 (and withYou should own and operate a .) Unlike your iPhone, you can turn off this preview thumbnail on your Mac. Finally, you can have your mouse pointer displayed in a screenshot or video.
If the screenshot is on the way, you can take its left edge and drag it to a new location on your screen.
Using the Floating Thumbnail gives you quick access to markup tools to comment on your screenshot. You can swipe away the floating thumbnail or just let it disappear by itself, and it will be saved to the place you last saved a screenshot. Click on the hovering thumbnail and it will open in a preview window of the markup view (but not in the preview) with all the markup tools you get in the preview.
You can right-click the sliding thumbnail image:
- Save the screen capture to your desktop, Documents folder, or Clipboard
- Open it in Mail, Messages, Preview, or Photos
- View in Finder
- Open in the markup preview window described above
- Close (and save)
So far, I like the streamlined ability to annotate screenshots without having to open the preview and quickly delete screenshots I know right away I messed up. The 5- and 10-second delay options are also useful and appreciated additions.
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