Screen Capture an Active Application Window in OSX

Here’s a handy little feature I didn’t know about it OSX. To take a screen capture of an application window use COMMAND + SHIFT + 4 then SPACE then move the cursor to the area to be captured and CLICK.

This is very handy. I use COMMAND + SHIFT + 3 and COMMAND + SHIFT + 4 all the time, and I had bumped into the clipboard copy by accident at one time, but the SPACEBAR shortcut is something to keep in the memory banks.

Here’s a complete list.

Command+Shift+3 Capture entire screen and save as a file
Command+Control+Shift+3 Capture entire screen and copy to the clipboard
Command+Shift+4 Capture dragged area and save as a file
Command+Control+Shift+4 Capture dragged area and copy to the clipboard
Command+Shift+4 then Space bar Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file
Command+Control+Shift+4 then Space bar Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and copy to the clipboard

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