macOSX 10.13.6

I am frustrated with screenshot capture shortcut on my MacOS X. It becomes a camera icon and it only captures the window rather than area selection, like the following picture.

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I did not change anything, and I have no idea why it suddenly works like this. The original function should look like this:

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Appreciate any help.

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    You can switch between area/window screenshot with spacebar. Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 9:16
  • @MateuszSzlosek, can you answer it below, and I can mark it as the correct answer? Thanks.
    – Heefan
    Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 1:25

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You can switch between area/window screenshot with a spacebar. Here's the Apple website about the screenshots.

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