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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Steps to Take a Screenshot on a Mac
  3. FAQ’s
  4. Related Articles

Introduction

One of the most useful skills to have when using a Mac is the ability to capture screenshots. Whether you need to share an interesting article, record a bug, or demonstrate a process, knowing how to take a screenshot can save time and improve your efficiency. This guide will explain how to take a screenshot on a Mac in simple, easy-to-follow steps.

Steps to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

Full Screenshot

  1. Press the keys Shift + Command (⌘) + 3 simultaneously.
  2. The screenshot will be saved automatically on your desktop. Look for a file with a name that begins with “Screen Shot” followed by the date and time.

Partial Screenshot

  1. Press Shift + Command (⌘) + 4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  2. Click and drag the crosshair to select the area you wish to capture.
  3. Release your mouse or trackpad button to capture the screenshot.
  4. The screenshot will be automatically saved on your desktop.

Screenshot of a Specific Window or Menu

  1. Open the window or menu you want to capture.
  2. Press Shift + Command (⌘) + 4 + Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera icon.
  3. Move the camera icon over the window or menu to highlight it.
  4. Click your mouse or trackpad to capture the screenshot. It will be saved on your desktop.

FAQ’s

Q: How do I take a screenshot on a Mac? A: To take a full screenshot, press Shift + Command + 3. For a partial screenshot, use Shift + Command + 4 and drag the crosshair over the area you want to capture. For a specific window or menu, press Shift + Command + 4 + Space bar and click on the window or menu.

Q: Where are screenshots saved on a Mac? A: Screenshots are automatically saved on your desktop, and are titled “Screen Shot” followed by the date and time of the screenshot.

Q: Can I change the location where my screenshots are saved on a Mac? A: Yes, you can change the default save location for screenshots on a Mac by using the Screenshot app and changing the settings under the “Options” menu.

Q: Can I take a timed screenshot on a Mac? A: Yes, you can use the Screenshot app on your Mac to set a timer. Choose “Capture” > “Timed Screen” and then click “Start Timer.”