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How to Screenshots on Mac OS (quick and simple guide)

Do you need to capture a screenshot on your macOS device? here is a quick and simple guide to taking screenshots on your Mac.

Recent versions (Mojave and Catalina) of macOS come with an app that saves your screenshots as .PNG files. Press Shift-Command (⌘)-5 to get a command bar at the bottom of the screen.

  • The first three buttons from the left let you take a screenshot of the entire screen, a specific window, or an outlined selection of the screen
  • The next two buttons let you start a video capture of all or part of your screen
  • The “Options” button lets you choose where you want to save your screenshot, set a 5- or 10-second delay, and show or hide your cursor
  • When you’re ready, click on the “Capture” button on the right end of the command bar
Shift-Command (⌘)-5 to get a command bar at the bottom of the screen
Press Shift-Command (⌘)-5 to get a command bar at the bottom of the screen.

You can still save screenshots to your desktop.

  • To take a screenshot of the entire screen, press Shift-Command-3
  • To take a screenshot of part of the screen, press Shift-Command-4 and then drag the cursor to outline the area you want to capture
  • If you want to capture a specific window, press Shift-Command-4. Hit the spacebar. The cursor will turn into a camera. Hover the cursor over the window you want to capture until it highlights, and then click on it.

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