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Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Step-by-step Instructions to Print Screen on Mac
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  4. Related Articles

Introduction

Whether you’re capturing memorable moments, important documents, or simply need to share something on your screen, knowing how to take a screenshot on your Mac is an essential skill. In this guide, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to capture your screen effectively on a Mac, making your digital life easier and more efficient.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Print Screen on Mac

  1. Entire Screen: To capture the entire screen, simply press the keys Command (⌘) + Shift + 3 together. The screenshot will be saved as a .png file on your desktop.
  2. Part of the Screen: If you want to capture a portion of the screen, press the keys Command (⌘) + Shift + 4 together. Your cursor will change to a crosshair. Click and drag to select the area you want to capture, then release your mouse or trackpad button. The screenshot will be saved on your desktop.
  3. Specific Window: To capture a specific window or menu, press Command (⌘) + Shift + 4, then press the Spacebar. The cursor will change into a camera icon. Move the camera over the window or menu you want to capture, it will highlight. Click your mouse or trackpad to take the screenshot. It will be saved on your desktop.
  4. Screenshot Toolbar: For more screenshot options, press Command (⌘) + Shift + 5 together. This will bring up a toolbar at the bottom of your screen where you can choose to screenshot the entire screen, a window, or a portion of the screen. You can also record your screen from this toolbar.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How can I print screen on a Mac? A: You can print screen on a Mac by using keyboard shortcuts such as Command (⌘) + Shift + 3 for the entire screen, Command (⌘) + Shift + 4 for a part of the screen, and Command (⌘) + Shift + 5 for more screenshot options.

Q: Where do my screenshots go on a Mac? A: By default, screenshots on a Mac are saved on the desktop as .png files.

Q: Can I change the location where my screenshots are saved? A: Yes, you can change the screenshot save location by using the screenshot toolbar (Command (⌘) + Shift + 5) and clicking on “Options” to select a new save location.

Q: Can I capture a specific window or menu? A: Yes, you can capture a specific window or menu by pressing Command (⌘) + Shift + 4, followed by the Spacebar. The cursor will change to a camera icon which you can move over the window or menu you want to capture.

Q: How do I capture the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro? A: To capture the Touch Bar, press Command (⌘) + Shift + 6. The screenshot of the Touch Bar will be saved on your desktop.