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How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]

How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]

Posted January 9, 2022 at 12:14am by iClarified · 12377 views
These are the instructions on how to print screen on Mac. Unlike most Windows PCs, Macs don't have a dedicated print screen button but taking a screenshot is easy thanks to various keyboard shortcuts.





Entire Screen Capture


To take a screenshot of your entire display press Command, Shift, and 3 at the same time. This keyboard shortcut functions just like the printscreen button.
How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]

You'll notice a preview of the screenshot appear at the bottom right corner of your screen. You can click the preview to edit the screenshot or wait for it to save to your desktop.
How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]


Partial Screen Capture


To capture just a portion of the screen, press Command, Shift and 4 then drag the crosshair to select an area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]

How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]


Screenshot a Window or Menu


To easily capture a window or menu, press Command, Shift, and 4, then press Space Bar. Your cursor will become a camera.
How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]

Click the window or menu to capture it. To exclude the window's shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option key while you click.

How to Print Screen on Mac [Video]


Display a Mouse Pointer in Your Mac Screenshots


Apple's screenshot tool can optionally display a mouse pointer in your screenshots and screen recordings. To enable this feature, press Command, Shift, and 5. Then, click the Options button and enable the Show Mouse Pointer option from the menu that appears.

The Options menu also lets you enable or disable the floating thumbnail option, remember your last selection, and set a timer that runs down before taking a screenshot or screen recording.


Save Screenshots to a Different Location


When taking screenshots, Apple saves the screenshot to the desktop by default. It's possible to change this location to your documents folder or another location of your choosing. You can find instructions on how to do this here:
How to Change Save Location of Screenshot on Mac
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PaladinLV
PaladinLV - January 9, 2022 at 7:25am
or just move Screenshot app (Utility Folder) to Dock!
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