If you recently updated your Mac or MacBook to macOS to Mojave and above, you would have noticed that when you take a screenshot using Option+Shift+4 keys, it creates a little preview on the bottom of the screen and then after a few seconds, the screenshot is moved to your desktop. Here is how you can stop these floating screenshots in macOS and directly access the images on your desktop.
If you have been manually swapping out the screenshot on the right after upgrading to macOS, follow the steps below to deal with the annoyance for once and for all.
Since, you are already here in the screenshot utility options, here are a few things you can check out.
First and foremost, the old Grab Utility on macOS has been replaced by this new screenshot utility. When you search for Grab using macOS Mojave+, it will bring up the screenshot utility instead. That being said, if you do want to use the old grab utility on macOS, you can retrieve an older copy from your time machine and continue using it.
Here is an article that walks you through the detailed process of setting this up.
When working with screenshots on our MacBook and Macs, many of us would like to store the screenshots in a designated folder for later retrieval instead of moving these screenshots to the desktop. This just keeps your desktop clean and clutter-free.
Use the Screenshot Utility Options and choose ‘Other Location..’ in the Save options and choose a folder.
Once you have set it up, the screenshots will be stored in the designated folder. You can click on the ‘x’ to exit out of the screenshot utility.
We hope that you found this quick tip useful. Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions or if you would like to share one of your favorite macOS tips.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.