3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2012 7:24 AM by Don Archibald
greg1424 Level 1 (0 points)

How can I copy and paste a item that is on the screen, such as a drop down menu





Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    Command+Shift+3 captures the entire screen, Command+Shift+4 and then use the cross-hair cursor to outline what you want to capture...both give you screen shots you can then insert or drag and drop.

  • greg1424 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, now I remember, I will make sure I hard copy it



  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,350 points)

    A neat, tidy way to grab things like dropdown menus is to open the menu, then press Command-Shift-4 and release, then press the Spacebar. Then when you move the cursor over a window the entire window will be selected. For this purpose, a menu acts as a separate window. When the menu is highlighted (turns bluish), click the mouse.


    Examples -


    Safari menu - Screen Shot 2012-08-14 at 09.16.49 .png


    Control-clicking the dsktop -  Screen Shot 2012-08-14 at 09.21.37 .png