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Screenshots


Take a screenshot of everything on my display?

Shift--3


Take a screenshot of a certain portion of my display?

Shift--4; the mouse pointer will change to a set of crosshairs, which you can use to drag-select the area you desire


Quickly take a screenshot of just the Dock without taking a screenshot of the entire display?

Shift--4-Spacebar (this will change the pointer from a set of crosshairs to a camera) → move the camera over the Dock (the Dock will become gray, as if it were selected) → click the mouse button


Convert a PDF screenshot into a JPEG image?

Applications → Preview → File → Open → select the file and click on the Open button → File → Export → Format → select JPEG from the pull-down menu → click on the Save button


Take a screenshot of the topmost window, including its shadow?

Shift--4; position the crosshairs outside the upper-left corner of the window and drag-select the window, including its drop shadow


Take a screenshot and copy it to the pasteboard without actually creating a screenshot file?

Shift-Control--3 to take a screenshot of the entire display, or Shift-Control--4 to select a screenshot area, and then use -P to paste the screenshot from the clipboard into another document


Get my regular mouse pointer back after hitting Shift--4 without taking a screenshot?

Click the mouse once without drag-selecting an area with the crosshairs

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