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Easy Way to Get Screen Coordinates

Since Keyboard Maestro allows you to move & click the mouse at specific locations but does not have an easy way to get the position of the mouse, people have often asked me how to determine screen coordinates.

I have generally recommended either the Pixy widget (which I cannot seem to link to sensibly) or just to use a Move Mouse action and trial and error.

But Leopard introduces an addition to the screen capture command which shows the mouse screen coordinates, so simply press command-shift-4 to start capturing a portion of the screen and Leopard will display the screen coordinates as you move the mouse around. Press the escape key to cancel the screen capture when you are done.

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2008. Permalink. Post a Comment.

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