Experienced macOS users know how to quickly create a “screen” on Mac: click ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + 3 (screenshot of the entire Mac screen) or ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + 4 (to display the “crosshair” and select a part of the screen with it). Did you know that there is another option – to instantly take a screenshot of what is happening in the currently open application, and even with a neat shadow?
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How to take a screenshot with the window shadow of a specific application window on Mac
1. Press the key combination already mentioned above ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + 4 – i.e. as if you wanted to take a screenshot of a specific part of the screen.
2. Click Space on keyboard. You will see that the entire window of the currently open application (for example, in Safari) turns blue, and the crosshair turns into a camera icon. This is a sure sign that you are doing everything right.
3. Click the left mouse button on the screen.
Done – your nifty screenshot has been created!
Pay attention to how it is decorated (below is an example of a screenshot with the shadow of the application window View) – the image is as if raised – looks very stylish. And, again – nothing superfluous, no “crooked”, “cut” corners. Everything is beautiful! :).
Otherwise, no difference: the PNG image is automatically saved to the desktop. If you want to change the file format to JPEG, you are here, if you want to change the path for saving screenshots from the desktop to something more convenient – there is a solution here. And if you are not averse to changing the 3 “hotkeys” for invoking the screenshot wizard (those same ⌘⇧4) for a single one, read the corresponding instructions here.