I have made many screenshots and pasted into Preview and do not want to walk through the "Save" dialog for each one

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Yes I could click on Delete (or tab five times as I end up doing instead) but I am a keyboardist and after doing this many dozens of times I'd rather use a quick keyboard shortcut . Is there any such animal?

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Cmd + Q brings up this prompt for me:


Then click: Delete and Quit

  • Thx that's what I needed. May 17, 2020 at 5:27
  • To enable selecting the "delete and quit" button as seen in the screenshot: System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > check "Use keyboard navigation to move focus between controls". Use tab to select a button, and spacebar to "click" it
    – henry
    Oct 7, 2020 at 16:40

I have a variation on the OP's question. I have a screenshot open in Preview that I do not want to save. Currently, to close it without saving, I have to press CMD+W, then click on the Delete button. Like the OP, I am a "keyboardist", but even if I enable "Use keyboard navigation to move focus between controls", I have to tab 11 times to move focus to the Delete button. Is there any keyboard command that will simply "close this window without saving"?

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