We’ve talked about screenshots before. As of yet, I’ve never used any other computer system that has screenshots built into their systems out of the box. Normally, you’d go for the cmd + shift + 4, select the area to screenshot with your mouse and then let of the mouse. You’d hear the sound of a shutter and a screenshot appears on your desktop, timestamped. It’s a great way of quickly saving what’s on the screen. I regularly do this when booking tickets, or receiving a confirmation of some kind via a website. You can screenshot something quickly and efficiently without even thinking about what you’re doing.
Sometimes though, screenshots get in the way. That is to say, if you’re taking pictures of several steps in a sequence of some kind, you can easily end up with lots and lots of screenshot files on your desktop. Today’s shortcut will help with the clutter. Clicking on cmd + control + shift + 4 will give you the same power to screenshot something. The difference is now, when you take a screenshot of something, it will not appear on your desktop as a file. Instead your screenshot will be saved to the clipboard. You can simply paste it into a document. Screenshots without the clutter!