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Mac How To: Change where screenshots are saved

By default OS X saves screenshots to your desktop, this can be very annoying but thankfully it’s very easy to change with just a quick command in Terminal.

Put the following command into Terminal (replacing ‘/Users/jon/Pictures/Screenshots/’ with the location you want screenshots to be saved to):

defaults write location /Users/jon/Pictures/Screenshots/

Once you’ve done that, type the following command and from this point on, screenshots will save to your chosen directory.

killall SystemUIServer

Jonathan Procter

Linux, Unix, and Windows server sysadmin.

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