Mac-Screenshot-Printscreen

How to print screen using a MacBook (Screenshot MacOS)

macOS has the pre-built feature which allows you to print screen (Screenshot) by simply pressing a few hotkeys, these hotkeys are listed below

How to take a screenshot on your Mac

mac key combo diagram shift command 3
  1. To take a screenshot, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 3. 
  2. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

How to capture a portion of the screen

mac key combo diagram shift command 4
  1. Press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.
  2. Drag the crosshair macos mojave screenshot crosshair inline icon to select the 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 capture a window or menu

mac key combo diagram shift command 4 space
  1. Open the window or menu that you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold these keys together: Shift, Command, 4, and Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera icon macos mojave screenshot window inline icon. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.

Where to find screenshots

By default, screenshots save to your desktop with the name ”Screen Shot 2022 at [time].png.”

In macOS Mojave or later, you can change the default location of saved screenshots from the Options menu in the Screenshot app. You can also drag the thumbnail to a folder or document.

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