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Doing Fun And Easy Screen Captures On Mac OSX Using Keyboard Or Mouse 2013

Doing screen captures on a Mac is one of the great features that Apple started forever ago. While the Bill Gates program now lets you do it too, its still better and easier on the Mac, go figure.

Here is the basic keyboard shortcuts then we will move on to how to command your mouse to obey you with a few easy steps and youre done.

Command-Shift-3- -Take a screenshot of the entire screen, and save it as a file on your desktop

Command-Shift-4- -Then select an area: Take a screenshot of a single area and save it as a file on the desktop

Command-Shift-4– Then space, then click a window- Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop

Command-Control-Shift-3– Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard

Command-Control-Shift-4–Then select an area- Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard

Command-Control-Shift-4– Then space, then click a window- Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard

Now how to get your mouse to do any of these steps.

1. Pick which step or steps depending on the complexity or capabilities of your mouse (how many buttons or individual click features. Some logitechs have up to six click “buttons”.

2. Hit System Preferences in the dock.

3. Click on the Mouse Settings

4. If you have an advanced mouse you will see the ability to set each button to do a task. You will for example click on “Command Button – Shift Button- then the 4 Button” Now when you click on the mouse button it automatically takes the screen shot. If you dont have an advanced mouse you will see this screen.

Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 8.48.25 AM

5. If you are using an advanced mouse like the Logitech then you will go to the Logitech Control Center 4 Program.

 

Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 9.13.01 AM

I have noticed that sometimes the camera sound is not made when using the strokes. A reboot will fix this if its bothersome.

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Carter Hargrave Carter Hargrave is a Martial Arts Grandmaster and the founder of American Combat Kempo. He is the President of the World Kempo Association and the World Jeet Kune Do Federation. Carter Hargrave is aSecond Generation Bruce Lee School Instructor. Find us on Google+

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