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I recently updated to Ventura and I lost a feature I didn't realize I depend so much on. Previously when I took a screen shot (typically using ⇧ Shift ⌘ Command 4 ), when I clicked the floating thumbnail it would open the Preview but already in the markup editor.

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Unfortunately, I am now forced to click the markdown icon every single time which is frustrating; nearly every time I take a screenshot I intend to add some type of annotation.

Is there a way to restore this or change the settings?

Note: I have noticed that my phone opens in markup each time but I would prefer to use my current device to make the annotations

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    I would love to find a fix for this... Commented Jan 20, 2023 at 9:42
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    Great question. I have the same issue. @LeopoldKristjansson Mention it to Apple: apple.com/feedback/macos.html
    – Andreas
    Commented Feb 1, 2023 at 10:14
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    I feel your pain. I went searching for an answer and as of today, still nothing. Dave over at MGG Discord recommended using "Shottr". It's free (30 days, but cheap to buy), and it's WAY more robust than the built-in option. I just started using it, and holy Sh@#%! it's great. Thanks for the question because it was bugging the crap out of me as well. Link: shottr.cc
    – ErickP
    Commented Oct 13, 2023 at 16:45
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    The markup button is a NSButtonCell and can be pressed using Accessibility frameworks, where it will be an AXButton. Write a shortcut for this and your are done.
    – hym3242
    Commented May 15 at 22:45
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    @Liam You can try it out in the XCode/Applications "Accessibility Inspector.app". I wrote a proof of concept here gist.github.com/hym3242/0d3699eefd2d2267885cec50bdeccc2c. You may want to give it a global shortcut.
    – hym3242
    Commented May 16 at 1:12

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I had the same thought/issue and had to use a third-party solution. I decided on an app called "Shottr"

Although I'd love it to be built into the OS, this has turned out to be a great app that I use almost daily.

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    I have actually moved to this myself and I'm loving it as a tool. A low key power feature is it's ability to OCR with a simply hotkey (back pocket game changer) Commented May 16 at 20:37

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