Sometimes while I was writing posts or tutorials for the iOSMac blog, I have needed the same special key for two actions at the same time. I mean, I have wanted to use a screenshot’s shortcut (cmd+shift+3 for example) and at the same time, I have wanted to use another shortcut (option+click for example). This is caused because I need to do a screenshot of and action that occurs just when I use a shortcut (like option+click). Then, it’s impossible to get it, and due to this issue I want you to learn how to temporize screenshots in your Mac.

Learn how to temporize screenshots in your Mac

 

If you temporize the screenshot, you are able to use freely keyboard shortcuts because the screenshot will capture your screen automatically. Well, then we need to use the app preview. Then open it using Spotlight or look for it at your Applications folder.

• Open ‘preview.app’ and look into its main menu’s bar. You will see the ‘File’ item on it. Just click on it and you will see its options. Close to the listed items end, you will see ‘Screenshots…’.

 

Vista Previa | Archivo - Preview | File
Vista Previa | Archivo – Preview | File

 

(Previous picture: ‘File’ menu listed items in Preview app at the main menu bar. Into red circle enclosed: Screenshots item)

 

• Now place your mouse/trackpad pointer over ‘Screenshots’ option. You will see 3 more options. But we need to use timed screenshot, this is got using ‘full screen screenshot’. The other options (selection capture and window capture) will not temporize the screenshot.

 

Vista Previa · Captura - Preview · Screenshots
Vista Previa · Captura – Preview · Screenshots

 

(Previous picture: ‘File’ menu listed items in Preview app at the main menu bar. Into red circle enclosed: Screenshots items: screenshot from selection, from window, from full screen)

 

 

• Then, just click on the ‘full screen’ screenshot to start the countdown. You will have 10 seconds to hide or quit preview.app and to prepare your screen for the capture.

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• After that 10 seconds, the imagen file with your screenshot will be sited at your desktop.

That’s all… you can use keyboard and to do a screenshot freely.

 

 

Captura temporizada - Timed Screenshot
Captura temporizada – Timed Screenshot (How to temporize screenshots)

(Previous picture: Countdown advertisement to timed screenshot at the middle of the screen)

Look into Apple official documentation about screenshots

 

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