When I press Cmd+Shift+5, I summon the screen recording utility. It shows with a resizable curtain which portion of the screen is going to be recorded. However, that selection persists between invocations, and that is usually not what I want.

Since I know there is a way to reset Spotlight position — long Option-Press on the magnifier icon, — maybe there is a similar way to bring the Screen Recorder selection back to its factory default?

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You can set it to not Remember Last Selection from the Options menu - then it will give you the crosshairs every time.

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This works for both snapshot & screen recording modes.

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