How to delete a screen shot while in Preview

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I take lots of screen shots and then print them out. It would be so easy to delete them while in the Preview screen. Is there a way to do this?

I find it tedious and time consuming to have to go back to my desktop, search for what I was working on and then delete it.

There should be a way to do this in Preview I hope.

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Delete Screen Shot in Preview

Command and delete doesn't work for me. I do not have an Apple keyboard, I have a wonderful mechanical keyboard, "Tactile Pro".

I talked with Apple on the phone and they talked me through how to view these screen shots on my desktop using Cover Flow and that I can delete it while viewing it through Cover Flow. Seems easy enough, just need to remember the steps.

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Command and delete doesn't work for me.
Doesn't work for me either, and I do have an Apple keyboard.
 

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Can't delete a "file" when the file is open (not ordinarily)... def not from within the application where you have the file open.

You can delete the data in a file from an app where it's open - but not the file itself.

Command delete noted above only works if you select the data (or image) in preview and then it will delete the data (or image). It will not delete the file.

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If you have that much of a problem finding a screen shot you just took and then printed...
You've brought a bad Windows habit with you of keeping way more stuff on your desktop than you should be.
Get rid of all that stuff and put things away where they belong.
 
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Select screen shot - if you can fid it in your desktop clutter ;) ;) , hit space bar, hit command+p if you want or need it printed, hit command+delete. It goes in the Trash.

Works for me with Mavericks and an Apple keyboard.
 
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Command and delete doesn't work for me. I do not have an Apple keyboard, I have a wonderful mechanical keyboard, "Tactile Pro".

I talked with Apple on the phone and they talked me through how to view these screen shots on my desktop using Cover Flow and that I can delete it while viewing it through Cover Flow. Seems easy enough, just need to remember the steps.

Hi Ginny - let me just give you a suggestion that I've used often w/ Preview on multiple images I take w/ my digital camera and then transfer to my MBPro's HD (in whatever folder you like).

The images are usually in the folder in a row(s) - multiple ones can be selected w/ the mouse by drawing a box around the desired images or chosen w/ the CMD-click key; the file names should be highlighted and by clicking on just one, all should open up in Preview where each can be quickly reviewed; by double-clicking on a file in the left column a context menu comes up that allows you to send that image to trash (see the attached screen capture below).

On trips w/ my little digital camera, I often take 3-4 images of the same subject, this method allows me to quickly pick the best one on which to do further image cropping and processing - let us know if this helps. Dave :)
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Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 8.21.37 PM.png
 

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