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Old Mar 15th, 2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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command-shift-4 - can i make it dump somewhere other than the desktop?

In my line of work, I must make 20+ screen grabs in any given day, resulting in a desktop that can be littered with picture4.png etc etc.

I have a downloads folder (where Safari dumps all downloads) on my desktop. Can I possibly set a Screen Grabs folder, and change where OSX dumps the grabs?
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Old Mar 15th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #2
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defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Full/Path/To/Folder

Enter this into the terminal.. and change the /Full/Path/To/Folder to the folder that you want it to go to.

hint: While in the terminal, if you drag a folder into the window.. it writes the location.
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.....or you could just hold down the ctrl key while dragging what you want to grab - the grab will be captured to the clipboard and from there you can paste it whereever.

I'm lazy, so I just paste grabs to a blank email until I need them or you could get one of the many available multi-clipboard thingys and have all your grabs in there.

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Marvellous! Thanks Vexel
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Cool... Almost makes me want to buy the OSX secrets book!
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