Fix: Mac Screenshot opens in Mail Application

If after using the keyboard shortcuts - Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + 3 or Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + 4 to take screenshots on your Mac device if you either get the "Welcome to Mail Screen" or you get the screenshot image gets attached inside a mail draft as below,

Screenshot gets redirected to Mail App

Steps to Fix Screenshot opening in Mail App issue

  1. Open Spotlight Search and type Screenshot and open the app.
  2. Now click on the Options and click Save to as Desktop or Documents.
  3. Press escape to close the Screenshot App.
  4. Now when you take screenshots they should get saved on Desktop/Documents
Screenshot option to fix mail issue

Note: You can reach the options even by using the keyboard shortcut: Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + 5

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