How to take a screenshot on Mac with keyboard shortcuts?

Whether it's to save an important piece of information or to capture a funny moment to share with a friend, screenshots are a part of everyday laptop life. On an Apple Mac, taking a screenshot is simple thanks to the various keyboard shortcuts.

Here, we outline some of the main Mac keyboard shortcuts that allow you to screenshot your entire screen or particular parts of it.

How to take a screenshot of the entire screen on Mac?

The most common type of screenshot is to go ahead and grab an image of the whole screen. You can do this by accessing the screenshot toolbar and clicking Capture Entire Screen, but there is a shortcut too as hitting the Shift, Command, and 3 keys all together will instead capture a screenshot.

How to screenshot a portion of the screen?

Sometimes, you only want to share part of the screen. You might wish to leave out your toolbar or a look at your other tabs. To do this, start by hitting the Shift, Command, and 4 keys together, and then you'll be able to mark out a section with your mouse. Then, by letting go, you'll screenshot that portion.

How to take a screenshot of a window?

To take a screenshot of a particular window, it's similar to the past instruction. You hit the Shift, Command, 4, and Spacebar keys, then click the window you want to be recorded.

How to take screenshots with the Touch Bar?

If your Mac has a Touch Bar, you can create a button that will do nothing but take screenshots. This is done by going to System Preferences, clicking on Keyboard, and selecting Customize Control Strip. There, you can pick the location of the screenshot button and save the changes. Now, you'll have a dedicated button just for screenshots.


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