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This post is part of my Today I learned series in which I share all my web development learnings.

Today, the newsletter hit my inbox, and I learned something convenient for dealing with screenshots in macOS.

I use the screenshot functionality very often to include images in Keynote using SHIFT + โŒ˜ + 4. When you use this shortcode, macOS will create a new file in your screenshot directory. This action leads to hundreds of files that were only used once.

It turns out that you can use SHIFT + โŒ˜ + CTRL + 4 to not create a file but place the screenshot in your clipboard instead! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ The same behavior applies to full page or window screenshots. Great finding! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Example showing screenshots that are placed in the clipboard.

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