Just like on a PC, there may be something on your Mac that you want to screenshot. Whether you are trying to save something you found online, creating a guide on your computer, or getting information for tech support, we’ve got you covered. Below are all of the different ways to capture your screen using the MacOS.

Before continuing reading this guide, update your Mac to Mac OS Mojave to take advantage of all the features listed in this post.

Simple Screenshots

To take a screenshot, press Shift + Command + 3. The thumbnail of the screenshot will then populate on the bottom right portion of the screen. Clicking on this thumbnail will allow you to crop, rotate, or share it to an editing app or email.

Another option, press Shift + Command + 5. The first group of 3 icons are your static screenshot options. Next, you will see two options to video record the screen. Click the Options button to access the settings.

Tool Bar Options

Turn off the thumbnail appearance but deselecting ‘Show Floating Thumbnail.’ You will add a timer to your capture. Lastly, the options to select where the screenshot will be saved.

Need Sound?

If you want to record your screen with sound, select one of the screen video record options. By default, the video will be captured with no sound. When you choose a video option, you will have the ability to add a sound from your computer’s microphone.

Older MacOS?

If your Mac doesn’t support Mojave, you can still capture your screen. To capture the whole screen, press Command + Shift + 3. The screenshot will be saved to your desktop. To only capture part of the screen, press Command + Shift + 4. This will turn your cursor into a crosshair, and you will be able to draw a box around the area you wish to capture.

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