Stupid Simple Mac Tips for Lawyers #23 – A Screenshot is Worth a 1,000 Words?

Stupid Simple Mac Tips for Lawyers #23 – A Screenshot is Worth a 1,000 Words?

By Tom Lambotte | March 12, 2020

You know the old saying…a picture is worth a thousand words?

Yeah well, so is a screenshot.

On this edition of Stupid Simple Tips, we’re learning the super-quick way to get a screenshot, edit (if needed) and send.

This is useful when documenting processes, asking for feedback on something you’re working on, graphic design and a WHOLE lot more!

Fortunately, there’s a keyboard shortcut that allows you to grab a quick screenshot and Apple has made the editing and sharing process very easy.

1 . Press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.

 2. Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.

3. To take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button.

4. This part is easy to miss > If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

Once you click on the thumbnail, you can edit it and then click on the share button to choose how to send it out.

Ridding your desktop of clutter only takes one stupid simple trick at a time.

Warm Regards,


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  • March 12, 2020

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT, the only company in the world that specializes in providing IT support to Mac-based law firms. His methods are based on close to a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of Best Practices, working directly with Mac-based law firms and firms switching from PC to Mac, across the country and around the world. Tom is the author of Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms and a highly sought after speaker at national events such as the ABA Techshow and MILOfest, a Mac Lovin’ Lawyers Event. Learn more about Tom and GlobalMac IT at

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