Notes on saving screenshots in OS X, so I don’t have to look it up again.
This started as a search to find how I can set the OS screenshot save location. OS X Daily provided that information and much more. I suggest you check it out for your OS X tips.
The Shortcuts I Use
My fingers pretty much have these memorized, but it would be nice if my brain knew them too.
|⌘+⇧+3||Save full screen to file|
|⌘+⇧+4 + select area||Save selected area to file|
|⌘+⇧+4 + spacebar + click||Save selected window to file|
Setting The Save Location
OS X saves these files to
~/Desktop by default, which results in much visual clutter on my screen desktop.
Eventually I tired of the periodic cleanups and learned how to save in a different folder.
$ mkdir ~/Pictures/Screenshots $ defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Pictures/Screenshots/
OS X Daily suggests changing the setting and running
Somewhere in the years since that post was published, restarting SystemUIServer became unnecessary.