Want an example of where Fedora Silverblue 36 trumps the usability of macOS? See the gorgeous new screenshot feature (part of GNOME 42).
1. What do you press to take a screenshot on a Mac? I keep forgetting the silly combination… On my machine, it’s the Print Screen button.
2. The screenshot feature is entirely intuitive with no hidden functionality; it remembers your choices and lets you record stills or videos.
@aral unrelated: please tell me that that tiny foot holding up your monitor is actually a clamp of some sort. It’s so small…
@aral Not sure if your question was rhetorical, but Command-Shift-5, and it seems to work exactly the same as in Fedora (Macs do not have a Print Screen key though, this is not the 80s anymore)
@claus Indeed: two additional keys to do the same thing in 40 years… that’s what I call innovation. Also, did you see the sweet window selector? Oh, and it’s open source ;)
@aral I think having a "print screen" key that doesn't actually "print" the screen is worse than having a shortcut that does exactly what it was designed for. The last time you actually pressed a "print screen" key to print the screen was probably 40 years ago 😆
@aral it is awesome! I mapped the Mac shortcut keys to that feature and am loving it. It is not as good as CleanShotX but is competing hard!
@aral I have alt-prtscr bringing up Spectacle. I never remember that, but it's *way* easier than just about anything on the Mac.
@aral What's the immutable way of life like? Why did you choose Silverblue over the “standard” Fedora? Less problems?
@aral Or rather (after reading up a little bit), what are the trade-offs and inconveniences like? A stable system is a good (with roll-backs), so that part sounds tempting. 🙂
@mikael I’m still finding my way a little but I love this system. There’s definitely room for improvement. You shouldn’t have to know or care that the core OS is read-only for example.
@aral 😍 It is almost perfect. The downside is that it changed with my last Manjaro update, and I wondered why I can't make screenshots anymore (ending up installing extra software 🤔). I was not aware that this landed! Thanks for pointing it out 👍
@aral the same was previously possible by default hotkeys (Shift+PrintScreen). Sad, that those were dropped. :-(
@aral I use both and to be frank I find faster ⌘⇧3, 4, 5. Though, copy to clipboard is very convenient, I don't think macOS has this feature
yes, they improve that very well ...
and if you dont have printscreen key on your keyboard then you can map any key. go to settings, search for shortcut ;-)
@aral I do:
- CMD SHIFT 3 for a fullscreen capture
- CMD SHIFT 4 for capturing a selection
- CMD SHIFT 4 + space (afterwards) for capturing a single window
- CMD SHIFT 5 for various video captures
- Hitting CTRL before activating hte print screen, it saves the screenshot in the system's clipboard ready to be pasted.
@aral the gnome 42 screenshot builtin feature still lacks a lot of functionalities, it's far way better flameshot in my humble opinion.
@aral Of course there's a pretty good reason why screenshots on macOS aren't taken using the Print Screen key...
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