Tag Archives: Screenshot

Four quick April Fools pranks for your Mac-loving friends

CalendarIconXHappy April Fools day! If you have an inkling to participate in sly festivities on this day of pranks, you might consider looking no further than your friend or colleagues’ Macs. While you can post a fake note on a fridge, or lure a buddy to some humorous end, with only quick access to a friend’s Mac or iPhone you can have quite a fun time at his or her expense. Continue reading

How to take a screenshot of another user’s desktop in OS X

DesktopAndScreenSaverIconXOne of the popular features of OS X is its built-in screenshot ability, where by pressing Shift-Command-3 you can capture an image of your current screen output to your desktop. This ability allows you to save a record of whatever you are looking at, which has numerous conveniences. By default screenshots will only capture what you see on your screen; however, if needed you can also take a screenshot of another user’s screen without needing to switch your view. Continue reading

How to take screenshots on any supported Apple device

DisplaysIconXCapturing the current view of your Mac or iPhone can be useful for communicating exactly what you are seeing on your screen to someone. This can be great for troubleshooting and guiding someone on a specific procedure, but can also be useful for quickly preserving an image or some text you are seeing. Most Apple devices that display content support a screenshot option, and this can be invoked in most conditions to capture what you are seeing. Continue reading

Adjust Retina MacBook screenshots to be actual size

MacBookProIconXWhen you take a screenshot in OS X, you might expect the resulting image to be the same size as you see on screen; however, if you take a screenshot using a MacBook with a Retina display, then depending on what program you use to open it, you may find the resulting image to be rather large.

This happens because the screen output image on Macs with Retina displays have double the number of pixels, to take advantage of the system’s greater pixel density for a crisper image. Continue reading