How to take a screenshot on Mac

How to take screenshot on Mac

How to take a screenshot on a Mac? 

Taking a screenshot on a Mac is a straightforward process, and multiple methods exist to capture different types of screens. Here are the common ways:

1. Capture the Entire Screen:

Press Command (⌘) + Shift + 3

  • The screenshot will be saved on your desktop by default.

2. Capture a Selected Portion of the Screen:

Press Command (⌘) + Shift + 4

  1. Drag to select the area you want to capture.
  2. Release the mouse or trackpad button.

3. Capture a Specific Window:

Press Command (⌘) + Shift + 4 + Spacebar

  1. Press the Spacebar.
  2. Move the camera cursor over the window you want to capture.
  3. Click on the window.

4. Copy the Screenshot to the Clipboard:

Add Control to any of the above key combinations.

  • For example: Command (⌘) + Control + Shift + 4 to capture a selected portion and copy it to the clipboard.

5. Capture the Touch Bar (on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar):

Press Command (⌘) + Shift + 6

  • The screenshot will be saved on your desktop by default.

Additional Tips:

  • To change the default save location for screenshots, you can use Terminal and run a command to set a new folder. For example:

    bash
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /path/to/folder
  • If you're using macOS Mojave or later, a thumbnail of the screenshot appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Clicking on it provides options to annotate the screenshot or share it.

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