Screenshotting the login window in El Capitan

16 October 2015, 04:55

In OS X El Capitan you can screenshot the login screen using the standard full-screen shortcut (Shift+Cmd+3) or the drag-to-select keyboard shortcut (Shift+Cmd+4). In earlier releases of OS X it’s always been borderline impossible to do this.

The image is then saved to the desktop of the next user who logs-in. Notably, this doesn’t work if you have FileVault enabled, unless you manually log out via the Apple menu to return to the basic login screen.

(Via Der Flounder.)



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