When I press Command + Shift + 4 and take a screenshot, the screenshot shows as a thumbnail at bottom right of the screen.

If I continue working, the screenshot is not saved. I have to double-click on the thumbnail, open it in Preview & save it.

How do I save the screenshot immediately like it used to?

The answer here doesn't really apply as I don't see a Touch Bar.

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    On mine the thumbnail saves to the desktop if left alone... – Solar Mike Apr 9 at 5:13
  • Just looked at the help file for the screenshot app and found out that one can drag the thumbnail directly into a document before it gets saved.. :) – Solar Mike Apr 9 at 8:10

Use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + 5 to invoke the screen capture app. Click on Options and check if the Save to location is set correctly.

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  • This option looks good, and checking the options the screenshot is set to save to Desktop, but it never ends up there. This has been going on for about 2 weeks. No OS updates in that time. – Insight Apr 10 at 5:46

Adding to the advice by Nimesh Neema -- press Command + Shift 5 to gain access to the settings -- I would also unselect "Show Floating Thumbnail" to have your screenshots go directly to the selected destination (eg Desktop). The nice thing about the floating window is that you can often drag it directly into an app without having to go find it in the desktop.

  • Cmd+Shift+4 just gives me the cursor to select a portion of the screen... – Solar Mike Apr 9 at 14:20
  • Sorry. I mistyped the instruction. Corrected. – Brad Howes Apr 9 at 15:45

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