I take a lot of screenshots in web QA.
The MacOS screenshot tool has an animation included that I cannot seem to disable. It is frustrating that I have to wait for the animation to complete before I can use the screenshot (drag the photo in to slack, or whatever).
I've modified a macro I found on this forum which works, the only issue is that it will overwrite the previous screenshot.
Okay, so this one works. I know it's silly. I'm not a coder (Obviously).
Any help naming the file with date and time? Even simple consecutive numbers would work.
Even with this I save a heap of time every year.
Which would you prefer, a date/time stamp or a sequential number?
Oooooh! I figured it out, lol.
If anyone has any thoughts on how would properly be created, I love to learn.
@griffman Thanks! I have a date and time now. Any thoughts on this silliness?
You can get rid of both the Set Variable actions (
Local__Time), unless you're using those elsewhere. The final macro should just be take screenshot, write to file.
Also, take a look at the Screen Capture action wiki entry... you don’t need a shell command; Keyboard Maestro has this function built in.
If you’re interested, for a time I was using a custom ‘take screenshot’ macro I built myself. I have since decommissioned it, because I disabled the OS screenshot animation using the TinkerTool app and reverted back to the OS method. But I’ve included the macro below if you want to take a look at it.
Download Macro(s): 57)Take screenshot.kmmacros (10 KB)
Macro Image (Click to expand/collapse)
Macro Notes (Click to expand/collapse)
- Macros are always disabled when imported into the Keyboard Maestro Editor.
- The user must ensure the macro is enabled.
- The user must also ensure the macro's parent macro-group is enabled.
System Information (Click to expand/collapse)
- macOS 13.6.3
- Keyboard Maestro v11.0.2
Some interesting stuff I didn't know about screenshots in this thread!
If all you want to do is remove the delay for the screenshot file showing up, open the "Screenshot" app in /Applications/Utilities/ under "Options" you can disable the item "Show floating thumbnail" which will remove the delay after taking a screenshot to file.
You can also set a custom destination for your screenshots in there, so they don't clutter your desktop.
I also saw another handy function of the interactive screenshot mode when looking at
Holding the control key when making the rectangular selection will send it directly to the clipboard, even when you launch the screenshot using Shift-Apple-4