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How to take a screenshot on your Mac

Macs have built-in functionality to take screenshots easily. Take a screenshot of your whole screen command ⌘ + shift + 3 Take a screenshot of a part of your screen command ⌘ + shift + 4 Your pointer will change to a crosshairs pointer. Click and drag the area you want to screenshot Take a screenshot of a window command ⌘ + shift + 4 - Press the spacebar, the pointer will turn into a camera icon - Move the camera pointer over the window to highlight - Click to take screenshot, esc to cancel Change the location where screenshots are saved \By default, your screenshots are saved to your desktop. I, for one, hate a messy desktop, so I won't want all my screenshots saved here To change the default location where screenshots are saved: Create a new folder where you'll be storing your Screenshots. In my case, I made a new Screenshots folder in my Documents folder Open Terminal Type the following (where ~/Documents/Screenshots is the where you want your s

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

I love keyboard shortcuts. In order to be as efficient as possible, I use them whenever possible. Take the time to learn them - trust me, you'll be happy that you did. Basic ones you should already know Shortcut Description Command-X Cut Command-C Copy Command-V Paste Command-Z Undo Command-A Select All Command-F Find Command-N New - open a new document or a new window Command-O Open Command-P Print Command-S Save Command-Q Quit the app Command-Space bar Open Spotlight Command-Tab Switch Apps A few you might not already know Shortcut Description Command-Option-Esc Force Quit an app Command-Shift-Tilde (~) Switch Windows in app Navigating through text Shortcut Description Fn-Up arrow Page Up Fn-Down arrow Page Down Fn-Left arrow Home Fn-Right arrow End Command-Up arrow Move the insertion point to the beginning of the document Command-Down arrow Move the insertion point to the end of the document Command-Left arrow Move the insertion poin