How to Take Screenshots of Login Window on Mac El Capitan, Sierra

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macOS has several great screenshot methods offered including built-in keyboard shortcuts and a third-party app. These may be very useful by somehow. I have recently found a new way which you can easily take screenshots of login window on macOS Capitan. This seems a new function of El Capitan because I can’t perform this actions on Mac OS X Yosemite and Maverick.

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How to take a screenshot of login windows by using keyboard shortcuts

At Login screen of your Mac interface:

Taking a screenshot of the whole login window, just press: Command + Shift + 3.

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Taking a screenshot of a part of the login window, just press: Command + Shift + 4.

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When you log in on Mac, the login window screen capture will be saved to Desktop with the name begin with LW.

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Example: LWScreenShot 2015-11-02 at 6.36.33 AM, LWScreenShot 2015-11-02 at 7.25.55 AM

If you want to change the default location of the saved screenshot files, you can see this guide at homepage.

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