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how to screenshot on mac

Updated: Oct 25, 2023



Capture the entire screen:


Press Command + Shift + 3.

The screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop.

Capture a selected portion of the screen:


Press Command + Shift + 4.

Your cursor will change to a crosshair.

Click and drag the crosshair to select the portion of the screen you want to capture.

Release the mouse button to take the screenshot.

The screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop.

Capture a specific window:


Press Command + Shift + 4 + Spacebar.

Your cursor will change to a camera icon.

Move the camera icon over the window you want to capture.

Click on the window to take the screenshot.

The screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop.

Capture the Touch Bar (for MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar):


Press Command + Shift + 6.

The screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop.

These are the basic screenshot shortcuts on a Mac. If you're using macOS Mojave or later, you can also use the Screenshot app, which offers additional options and features. To access the Screenshot app, press Command + Shift + 5.


Once you've taken a screenshot, you can find the saved image file on your desktop labeled with the date and time of the capture.

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