They Say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…
Quick and Dirty Screen Shot Instructions:
Hold down the Command, Control and Shift keys and then press the 4 key.
The cursor will change to a cross-hair icon, which you can drag across any part of the screen you want to capture. The area you capture will be placed on your Mac’s clipboard, ready to be pasted wherever you like (such as into the body of an email to send to me for explanation/diagnostic help).
Take a picture of the whole screen (creates a file on the Desktop):
Press Command (⌘)-Shift-3
To cancel, press Escape.
Take a automatically cropped picture of a window or the menu bar:
Press Command (⌘)-Shift-4 (add Control to place the image on your Clipboard rather than the Desktop), then press the Space Bar, move the camera pointer over the area to highlight it, and then click to snap the picture.
Take a picture of a menu, including the title:
Click the menu to display the menu commands, press Command (⌘)-Shift-4 (add Control to place the image on your Clipboard rather than the Desktop), and drag the crosshair pointer over the area.
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