OS X :: Screenshots Not Working In 10.6.2

Jan 11, 2010

I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.6.2 on my mid-2007 white macbook. I recently reinstalled Snow Leopard, so I'm not positive if screen shots have been working before on this current installation. My problem is that whenever I attempt to take a screen shot, using cmd-shift-cntrl-[3 or 4], the snapshot noise is made, but no image file appears anywhere on my desktop. I have tried searching the computer for files containing "screen shot" in the name, and none come up, so apparently the file is not being saved anywhere on the computer. Neither restarting Finder, nor restarting the computer solved the problem, so I'm stuck.


OS X :: Unable To Take Screenshots / Key Combination Not Working

Feb 5, 2009

Since a few days (since the last Security Update?) I cannot make whole or part screenshots anymore with the key combinations Command-Shift-3 and Command-Shift-4. This is in OSX.5.8.
Anybody else got that prob?

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OS X :: Best Way To Take Screenshots Of Particular Areas?

Dec 30, 2010

I'm around 2-3 days away from my MacBook Pro arriving, and I was just wondering what is the best way to take screenshots on a Mac? I need something that can be made to take a screenshot of a particular window (automatically scale to the size of the window).

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OS X :: Screenshots In OSX Always A Bit Blurry?

Sep 14, 2009

I've noticed that using Apple's Grab, or any other screen capture application I've tried, I always end up with slightly blurred text.

It doesn't matter if the capture is saved as TIFF or PNG or other lossless format, or as 100% JPG. Here's an example from Grab. The text doesn't look the same as it does on the screen originally - I've put an example there using Photoshop to show how the text actually looks to me on screen. You can see that the text in the screenshot is blurred.

Is there any way to get around this? Any screen capture software that can get me sharp text?

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OS X :: Screenshots Always Comes Out All Black

Aug 6, 2010

Every time I take a screenshot (regardless of method: via preview, screenshot, selection or screen mode shortcuts), it always comes out all black! Luckily I have Snapz Pro X for video capture so I can show you what I mean, but it's much more of a pain to use on a regular basis. This has been going on for about a week and a half now.

OS Version: 10.6.4
15-in 2.8 GHz/4GB MacBook Pro

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OS X :: How To Take Screenshots In Game

Aug 17, 2010

I have a MBP with Snow Leopard and I cant figure out how to take screenshots in a game (Starcraft 2). I've tried both command+shift+3 and 4 but they don't seem to work, normally it saves a picture on my desktop but when I do this in a game nothing happens.

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MacBook :: Where Are Screenshots Going

Mar 15, 2012

I've been trying to figure this one out for quite some time now. I'm using the command+control+shift+4 option to take a quick screen shot like I always have, but they haven't been posting to my desktop. I've searched all of my files for .png as the should be saving, but they aren't showing up. A tool I used that was recommended to me was to download OnyX and I could control where the files were not only being sent to, but also what type of file they were (.png, .jpeg, etc...)Regardless of where I would choose for them to go they are still showing up.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Screenshots Not Saved To Desktop?

May 12, 2009

For the first time, my screen shots [command + control + shift + 3] and [command + control + shift + 4] are not saving to my desktop. I don't recall changing this setting (or how to). Where are they going? I haven't installed any software that should conflict with this macro (haven't installed anything at all except Sim City 4 since last using the screenshot feature. The desktop folder is empty and a search for "Picture 1" finds nothing.

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Applications :: Detect When Screenshots Are Taken?

Dec 15, 2010

I've but a bit of thought (and research) into this with no avail.

Basically, I'm trying to detect when a screenshot is taken.

The people over at CloudApp say they do it by monitoring the users screenshot path (com.apple.screenshotpath or whatever) and looking for new files that start with "Screen shot". However, this isn't reliable.

The people over at grab.by wouldn't reveal their secret method, but, a search of their help database reveals "Additionally TinyGrab for Mac will not auto-upload images if 'Spotlight' indexing in OS X is disabled."

P.S. I'm a total noob at this. Try to take some time dumbing things down

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OS X :: Where Are Screenshots - No Longer On Desktop

Nov 13, 2007

For some reason my screenshots are no longer showing up on my desktop, or anywhere on my computer that I can find. When I press Command + Shift + 3 or 4 I can hear the snap sound but it doesn't appear on my desktop. I've tried Spotlight search for "Picture" but found nothing. It was working fine a few days ago, I don't know what happened.

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OS X :: How To Save Screenshots To Desktop

May 12, 2009

For the first time, my screen shots [command + control + shift + 3] are not saving to my desktop. I don't recall changing this setting (or how to). Where are they going?

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OS X :: Screenshots Really In Color Safe Or Not?

Dec 14, 2009

I'm not so sure about whether the screen shots my Mac (Mac OS X 10.5.8) really is color safe or not. Because if I compare the colors in my screen shots with the actual screen, the colors variate. Is there a way to extract a screen shot with the exact colors?

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OS X :: Want To Take Screenshots Of Website Homepages

Jul 19, 2010

My company wants to take weekly snapshots of our website homepages (22+ websites). Is there a mac app to schedule a task, specify the URL etc? I thought I had seen an app that would do this but cant recall the name/url. Doing a shift-command-3 isn't a viable solution.

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Software :: Unable To Take Screenshots?

Feb 26, 2009

I am unable to take screenshots using Command-Shift-3 (in order to take a full screen screenshot). Oddly enough, I am able to take screenshots using all other shortcuts, just not using the shortcut Command-Shift-3 , which is the feature that I want to use. Using the program 'Grab' works, but I don't want to use that program, especially for video games.

I have recently installed a program that allows me to take videos and screenshots, and it used a shortcut to 'open' but I set the hotkey/shortcut to another combination and it still doesn't work. The program is Snapz Pro X.

I am using Mac OSX Tiger with the latest updates on a Macbook Pro.

give me step-by-step instructions on how to get this to work. I don't remember changing this option in any settings, or if there is even an option to change these hotkeys, but I would really want to keep Snapz Pro X as a program...so I don't know what to do. You guys are the experts.

EDIT: I did some more troubleshooting, and I realized that there is a place where you can change the mac hotkeys to other things.

Oddly, the shortcut is the exact same as the new Snapz Pro X hotkey that I changed it to. Before, it was Command-Shift-3. I changed the program's shortcut to Command-Shift-9, and that's what 'save picture of screen as a file' says. I just changed the option (not from the program) back to Command-Shift-3 and tried it, but Snapz Pro X came up, so apparently the two hotkeys are linked to each other.

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Software :: How To Use Screenshots More Efficiently

Nov 8, 2009

While studying I often summarize stuff i learned in a word document, and because its handy not to rewrite everything, i used to copy material out of pdf documents. Most of them are protected so i use the program "bildschirmfoto" (I guess its called screenfoto or screenshot in english) which is already installed on leopard.

- So I make the screenshot of the material (selected area)
- I save it to my desktop and then
- Drag it from the desktop to my word document

I guess there is a more comfortable way to do this. Like just select the area I want to screenshot and then dragging or pasting it into my word document - without the need to save it in between.

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OS X :: Screenshots - Files Never Created On Desktop

Nov 23, 2007

When I try to take a screenshot (Command + Shift + 3/4) I get the camera sound, but a file is never created on my desktop. I have searched my drive and can't see that these images are going anywhere.

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OS X :: Screenshots - Cannot Find Image On Clipboard

Mar 2, 2009

I have found and read the excellent Mac OS X Screenshot page, but what do I do when I shot a screen with the keyboard shortcuts. Where is my image? I can't find it in the clipboard, so where does it go?

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OS X :: 10.5.8 Screenshots Corrupt On 2009 Mac Mini

Aug 8, 2009

I have a 2009 Mac mini, and since installing 10.5.8, my (fullscreen) screenshots (CMD+SHIFT+3) are corrupt - full of lines like a TV with bad signal. What is the matter?

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Delete / Take Screenshots Anymore

Jun 9, 2010

I bought this macbook pro about 2 months ago, and it was taking screen shots fine but now there is this one screenshot it wont let me delete, its annoying me so much sitting on my desktop, and i also cant take screen shots anymore.

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Software :: Screenshots Now In PNG Format Using Leopard

Apr 30, 2009

I often take screenshots. com > shift > 3. They used to be pictures then became PDF's and now png in Leopard. Is the average computer user able to open these without problems? Is it the sort of thing an XP user could just double click on and open without problems. If not, is there a way to convert them to PDF?

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Intel Mac :: No Longer Takes Screenshots?

Apr 19, 2012

I'm running Lion 10.7.3. 

shift + control + cmd + 3 used to work, as did + 4 to capture sections, but as of today these featuers no longer work. I hear the camera noise as if its working, yet nothing shows up on the desktop. I've tried restarting and I've tried changing the location of where the shots go. No dice. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Screen Has Blurry Lines In Screenshots

Jan 11, 2009

I dont even know how to describe what's going on with my screen so i took some screenshots of me playing WoW since that's where the problem is more apparent and one desktop ss.

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OS X :: Screenshots - How To Change Default Save Location

Jan 17, 2009

I want to take a screenshot, (using the standard shortcuts, command shift 3) which saves it to desktop. Don't ask why, but I want to save it to a folder, elsewhere on the hard drive and I have a lot of shots to take and don't want to keep selecting/moving, etc. Any way to change the default save location? By the way, running Tiger, 10.4.11 on a MacBook.

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OS X :: Screenshots - Unable To Locate In Finder For Uploading

Aug 26, 2009

Okay so I've just taken a screenshot of an msn conversation and I really need to upload it, thing is - I can't find it in Finder! I desperately need to upload this, what do I do?

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OS X :: Screenshots Of ITunes-purchased Videos Don't Work?

Aug 29, 2009

Since upgrading to Snow Leopard, I have found that trying to take screenshots of videos I bought from iTunes won't work. The resulting image is just white and gray squares where the video should be. If I try to do +Shift+3 instead of +Shift, everything shows up, except the area where the video is. Is this a function Apple removed from Snow Leopard? When I tried to take a screenshot of an unprotected video, it worked fine.

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Applications :: Window Screenshots - Right Hand Edge Cut Off

Aug 15, 2010

What the problem could be? When I screen grab a full screen window by typing Code: Command > Shift > 4 > Space, the resulting screenshot has the right hand edge cut off. Seems to happen in all apps.

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MacBook Pro :: Corrupt Screenshots Since EFI Firmware Update 2.8

Mar 12, 2012

 I  installed the EFI Firmware update 2.8 on my late 2008 MBP (running 10.5.8) and so far, it's seemed to solve the flicker/screen blacking out issue. I can no longer take screen shots any more without them being corrupted, and sometimes the Finder window gets scrambled and my wife needs to re-boot. I'm guessing a corrupted pref file somewhere. Anyone run into this recently and if so, is there a .plist file I can delete?

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Applications :: ITunes Doesn't Import All Songs - Screenshots

Dec 12, 2010

I have an extensive mp3 album collection, somewhere around 20,000 songs or so.I've noticed that sometimes when I search iTunes I don't always find all the songs that I know I have.

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OS X :: Leopard Window Screenshots Adding Drop Shadow?

Mar 23, 2008

something i noticed leopard does now, probably in the .2 update.

As cool as it is, I don't like not having the option to turn this on/off.

I know there are workarounds, but I love the ability to hit command shift 4, then space, then click a window without having to drag a crosshair.

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Applications :: Screenshots Captured As Black Colored Square

Mar 29, 2009

I used to use Command-shift-4 or Preview/Grab/Selection to capture screenshots, which worked great - capturing as png and saving to the desktop. However, now I just get a black coloured square captured with both methods. Capturing a window is fine, this just happens when it is a selection.

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MacBook Pro :: Mission Control Showing Icons Instead Of Screenshots

Apr 28, 2012

With the Mission Control Application, initially when I clicked on it it would show me the screenshots of everything I had open. Recently it's been showing me the little icons of what I've got open. How do I stop this and make it go back to showing the screenshots?

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Quick-look Has Stopped Working - Update Or Reset It So It Starts Working Again?

Jun 20, 2012

Quicklook has stopped workingon my MacBook Pro OS 10.6.8.  Pressing the space bar on a file yields nothing. Is there a way to update or reset it so it starts working again?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Keyboard Stops Working Randomnly / Caps And Num Lock Not Working

Jul 26, 2009

I'm yet to figure out a pattern, but my Macbook Pro's keyboard will just stop working for several minutes at a time at random points in time...Even if I hit caps or num lock, they don't turn green. Sometimes it'll just happen once every few hours, but I was in class the other day and it would work for a minute, then not work for a few, than work for another minute, etc.

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MacBook :: F3 And F8 Not Working Fine / Working As Play And Pause Keys

Oct 17, 2010

F3 and my right shift key have suddenly become play/pause keys in addition to their original functions. My F8 doesn't really do anything anymore and does not even light up in Keyboard View. I've tried to use Sizzling Keys, and reset Keyboard Shortcuts but the problem still persists. It seems to affect most music playing programs (iTunes and Vox. I have a Macbook Model 5,2 and Mac OS X 10.5.8

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Hardware :: Wireless Keyboard Not Working / Stopped Working During Sw Upgrade

Mar 7, 2009

during SW to my mini-mac wireless key board the keyboard stop responding. now i have left without an ability to work with my wireless keyboard. is there any why to reset the keyboard to default setting so it will come to live again..

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MacBook Pro :: Illuminated Keyboard Not Working / Only Few Random Keys Are Working

Sep 18, 2009

I recently spilled a protein shake over my mb pro. It spilled on the right side, but I quickly cleaned it with a wet tissue and dried it up. The problem, now, is that the illuminated keyboard isn't working..only a few random keys are working and the rest aren't..

What should I do? I have a 1 year warranty left, but I'm not sure it'll be covered.

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MacBook Pro :: Itunes Not Working Fine - IR Sensors Stops Working

Nov 14, 2009

I've noticed that occasionally my IR sensor stops working, and no longer responds to changing the volume, skipping the track in iTunes, etc. It can be resolved by going into Security prefs, disabling and re-enabling the IR sensor. This is annoying, however, and I'm wondering if it's a known issue that might be fixed.

I noticed that when you disable and re-enable the IR sensor, the last few remote button pushes you made while it was broken come through in a burst.

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MacBook Air :: Internet Not Working On Late 09 - Working Fine On All Other Devices

Apr 25, 2012

My Late 09 MacBook Air has been working a treat, not a spot of bother. All of a sudden, about 5 minutes ago, I've gone to go online to download some research papers (I'm *trying* to write an essay) and it won't load anything. Not even my Twitter app. It is connected to the right network, which is working absolutely fine on every other device in the house (windows computers, iphone etc). I've turned it off and on twice, the way that us clueless folk do.. now I don't know what to do.

MacBook Air

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Hardware :: Mighty Mouse Not Working / Scroll Down Not Working

Apr 22, 2009

Ok, so I went to the apple support webpage and did all the junk they told me to do, but my might mouse still won't scroll down. It scrolls left, right, and up just fine, but for some reason it won't scroll down. The ball moves fine when i'm trying to scroll down, but, again, nothing happens...anyone have any suggests??? and Yes, i've cleaned it and haven't done anything to it and I can't think of anything I could have done to cause this...

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MacBook Pro :: LCD Not Working Backlight Working And External Work?

Apr 11, 2010

I have tried a few thinsgs to try and get it to work including reseating the cables and that has not helped. As the title says, the back light works as i can see the screen getting blacker/greyer. Also the external output works as well. I'm not sure what to do at this point because I can't find information on an inverter board for the LCD, only the LED backlight think this could be an issue with the video card 8600M or is my LCD dead and I need a new one?

On a side note I have taken very good care of this computer, no drops, making sure the HDD is parked before moving, having it in a protective case, etc. The only difference is that I gave this to my sister to use and after a few days it died. (seems everything she gets that's electronic dies these days, meaning I probably shouldn't give her anything that has a circuit board in it....)

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