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How To Remove the Mac OS X Screenshot Delay

Mac OS X version 10.14 came with a lot of improvements - one of which was the additional tooling to the screenshot app.

A default feature of this new tooling was a displaying a small thumbnail for a few seconds in the lower right corner. The problem is that the system waits 5 seconds before the file is created.

If you take a lot of screenshots the 5 second delay feels like an age. Luckily you can disable it.

  1. Hit cmd + shift + 5
  2. In the control bar that appears hit "options"
  3. Uncheck "Show floating thumbnail"