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by Rob Friesel

Very nice tip for folks that want to get screenshots of “mouse-down sensitive” events in OS X (e.g., drag-and-drop operations).

  1. Initiate your drag-and-drop (or other “mouse-down sensitive”) operation;
  2. ⌘⇧4 to invoke the screenshot area selector;
  3. hit the spacebar to convert it to the window selecting “camera”;
  4. click the window with the right mouse button.

Voila!  Simple and effective.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

One Response to hot Mac screenshot goodness

lepht says:

I’ve long forgotten the standard screen cap commands thanks to Skitch ( It has the added benefits of some nice quick and easy editing of screenshots, and being able to share and link to the image straight from the desktop app.

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