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How do I take a screenshot on my Mac?

I haven't found any shortcut or application on my Mac which provide such functionality.

I would like to know the keyboard shortcut.

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marked as duplicate by gentmatt, Graeme Hutchison, Mark, daviesgeek, jmlumpkin Aug 14 '12 at 13:03

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  • Command ⌘-Shift ⇧-3 will save a screenshot of the whole screen to your desktop. Command ⌘-Control ⌃-Shift ⇧-3 copies it to your clipboard.
  • --4 lets you drag to take a shot of a portion of the screen, or press Space to select a specific window. Add Control ⌃ to the mix to copy to to the clipboard.

You can view and change these in the Keyboard pane of System Preferences, under the Keyboard Shortcuts tab: enter image description here

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sweet! I also found the app, it has the somewhat obscure name of 'grab' – Michael Durrant Jul 11 '12 at 22:58
The app is borderline useless, it does exactly what the short cuts do but in a gui rather than short cuts – AMomchilov Jul 11 '12 at 23:12
@XAleXOwnZX Which makes it useful to people like my mom who don't like to use or memorize keyboard shortcuts. – CajunLuke Jul 11 '12 at 23:15
And to people like me, who have been using Macs since the 1980's, but can't keep up with which keyboard shortcuts have changed this year. :P – Ken Jul 11 '12 at 23:27
opening grab every time isn't much easier lol – AMomchilov Jul 12 '12 at 2:00

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